Monday, December 28, 2009

Heartland Sacks Ghanaian Duo

Premier League outfit, Heartland Football Club, has shown its Ghanaian imports, Aziz Ansah and Owusu Addae, the exit door, understands.
Checks on the club revealed that the two players left the camp of the Naze Millionaires last week and returned to their native country, Ghana. was informed by two of the club’s top officials that the contracts of Addae and Ansah were not renewed after they expired this month and Heartland FC had to release them.
It was confirmed that the two players departed Owerri last Thursday after they were informed that their services at the club would no longer be needed for the rest of the season.
Though unconfirmed, Addae and Ansah may have decided to return to Ghana to find clubs in their country’s Premier League.
“The two players have been told to go by the club. That means they have been sacked though their contracts have since expired. The players were informed of the decision I think last week by the club and last Thursday they left the camp. I think they have returned to their country and could be looking for new clubs in their country,” one of the officials said.
Another official pointed out that the sack of the two players came as a shock to everyone at the club including team-mates of Addae and Ansah, who regard the two as decent players.
The official also made it clear that Ansah may have been asked to go due to the signing of former Golden Eaglets’ defender, Kingsley Udoh, who switched from his natural centre-back role to right-back.
It would be recalled that Udoh started his Heartland FC career with a debut goal against Ocean Boys in his side’s 2 – 0 win and also defended well and the official thinks the club is impressed with Udoh, hence the sacking of Ansah.
But Addae’s case may not be different after all, as Heartland FC has plethora of players that can play in midfield.
Apart from trimming its playing personnel, also understands that the Naze Millionaires is cutting down on its players’ wages.
“Kingsley Udoh has really impressed in his new role at right-back at the club and that might be one of the strong reasons Ansah’s contract was not renewed and Owusu is viewed as surplus to requirement due to too many players in midfield at the club.
“But the club is also concerned that its wages for the players is becoming too huge and could still sack more players before the end of this season to trim down the cost of salaries, bonuses and other wage bill,” the official said.

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