Kotoko,Heats Chase Atobrah



Online4Kumai Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak have renewed their interest in New Edubiase sensation Asiedu Atobrah.

The two clubs have sparked another transfer war after they both tabled another last attempt bid for his services.

Edubiase turned down the overtures from the two clubs during the transfer window last season but the club’s chief executive Abdul Salam Yakubu has revealed they will consider selling him to one of the two sides.

Yakubu has always insisted his preference for Kotoko but the player’s interest will be key to the discussion ahead of the opening of the second transfer window.

“We have received new offers from Kotoko and Hearts. We’ll meet to discuss and and determine the way forward,” Yakubu said

“Hearts manager Neil called me personally but like I’ve said in the past we’ll only sell him if we’re convinced is the right thing to do.

“Management will meet and then we’ll put to rest all the transfer issues surrounding Asiedu Atobrah.

As the second window approaches, the rumour mill continues to heat up and the two most successful clubs have been linked to a new deep-lying midfield option for their second half run.

Both Mas-ud Dramani and care-taker coach Ben Adjei are in the market for options in their midfield as both Kotoko and Hearts are always looking to make changes every transfer window.

Atobrah is regarded as a tough tackling centre midfielder that can be a deep-lying playmaker.

Kotoko are yet to truly have a player with those traits since Michael Anaba left to join Spanish side Elche.

Issah Yakubu has his moments, but in many ways is still not the true piece of puzzle that Draman is is really looking for.

Hearts have options with their midfield, but the addition of a midfield enforcer could see them mount a serious challenge for the League crown.

*Inter Allies coach Herbert Addo concedes the lack of firepower in his team but says it is a general problem.

The Premier League rookies have managed to put together back-to-back wins to end a torrid start to their campaign.

The Tema-based side however remain bottom despite their recent good form.

Inter Allies are noted to be a very good football side with the budding of young talents.

They have however often failed to finish off most of their enticing build up plays – culminating into their few wins in the Ghanaian top flight.

Addo is however not overly concerned by his side’s profligacy as he believes it is not only a problem peculiar to his team.

“It is very difficult to score us,” he told Metro FM.

“The only time you can create a chance against us is when we lose concentration.

“We also create a lot but fail to put the ball in the net.

“People talk about you must get strikers, you must get strikers. Look, Kotoko are looking for strikers, AshGold are looking for strikers even Black Stars are looking for strikers, where are you going to get them from?

“You must train them, so it is a gradual process.”

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