Hearts put 4 on transfer

ACCRA Hearts of Oak will offload four players, who have been deemed surplus to requirement at the club.

The four players approved for transfer by the board of directors of the club are Emmanuel Hayford, Kwame Kizito, Issah Mumuni and Shaun October.

The Phobians are yet to sign any major player since the transfer market opened as opposed to arch- rivals Asante Kotoko, who have signed about 10 new players ahead of the 2015/16 season.

Hearts’ newly-appointed coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi was reported to have enlisted a number of players he wanted to part ways with, which was widely condemned by local supporters.

However, a board meeting held last week has helped to clarify the situation.

Meanwhile, the Phobians suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat to fellow Premier League campaigners, West Africa Football Academy on Saturday in a pre-season friendly in Sogakope.

The Phobians, facing their first real test since Japanese coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi took over, were left chasing shadows against the fast youngsters from the academy.

The game played in three halves with each half lasting 30 minutes, exposed the lack of depth in the Hearts squad and brought to the fore the urgent need for augmentation otherwise they will flirt with relegation, according to a Ghanasoccernet report.

Ironically, it was the Phobians who took the lead through their Ivorian captain, Robin Gnagne, from the spot.

But the rest was complete hammering for the Phobians as the academy boys took charge of the game with their pace and trickery, leaving the Japanese coach of Hearts in wonderland. – Goal.com

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