Razak not for sale to Kotoko

The Management of Accra Hearts of Oak says their prized asset Patrick Razak is not available for transfer to arch rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

According to a statement signed by Mr. Kwame Opare Addo, the Public Relations Officer of the club, the transfer of the 28 year-old speedster would not happen under the current management.

“The Management of Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club Limited wishes to remind the general sporting public, especially the club’s followers that if Kumasi Asante Kotoko did contact our player, Patrick Razak, on a possible transfer as claimed by his lawyer, then they would be in violation of Article 18.3 of the FIFA Regulations on the Status of Transfer of Players, which states that they (interested club) must first contact the club the player is under contract with (Hearts of Oak) before negotiating with the player.

“The facts are that Patrick Razak is under contract with Accra Hearts of Oak and that Kumasi Asante Kotoko has not contacted the Management of Hearts or our Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mark Noonan concerning the player.

“We wish to state categorically that if they did, Hearts’ position would be that no amount of gold that Kumasi Asante Kotoko would offer would make us sell them Patrick Razak because it would never happen under the good leadership of C. E.O. Mark Noonan,” the statement read.

The statement appealed to various stakeholders to remain calm as they take steps to resolve all issues surrounding player transfers. -GNA

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