Hearts of Oak Stars Fredrick Ansah Botchway and Patrick Razak have written to the club expressing their unhappiness and wanting to leave at the end of their contracts with the club, according to a report from Onua TV.
Per the report, the senior players in the team are unhappy they are getting limited playing time whiles the young players feature week in week out even when they are not in top form because the club wants to send them out on trails to their partner clubs [TSG Hoffenheim and FC Cincinnati]. Hence the reason why Ansah Botchway and Patrick Razak want to leave at end of their contracts.
“They have told Samuel Boadu and his technical team to drop the supposed old players and this is in connection with the deal they signed with TSG Hoffenheim and FC Cincinnati and as part of the deal Hearts of Oak could send players there for straight transfers or for trials and these players need to be young hence the pressure on the coach,” the report that was filed on Onua TV as quoted by Ghanaweb stated.
“That is why in recent weeks you see Amankwaa Baafi, Salim, Suraj Mohammed, Enoch Asubonten, and Ushau Abu starting games for Hearts of Oak even though they are not up there yet regardless of their talents. Most of the senior players per our findings are not happy about this and are disappointed in the coach for keeping quiet about this.
“The senior players are not happy about this and that is the reason why Patrick Razak, Frederick Ansah Botchway, and the likes have decided that they are not going to renew their contract with the club. Ansah Botchway has asked for his signing on fee from the club as he prepares to leave after the expiration of his contract,” the report added.
Accra Hearts of Oak in October 2021 announced their new partnership deals with German Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim and Major League Soccer (MLS) side FC Cincinnati termed “Common Value Alliance”.
Meanwhile, Hearts of Oak will return to action on Sunday against Real Tamale United (RTU) at the Aliu Mahama Stadium. The Phobians will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways after losing 1-0 last weekend to rivals Great Olympics.
Hearts sit in 17th place on the league table with 23 points from 15 games, 13 points behind leaders Asante Kotoko who have played a game more.