In an extraordinary turn of events, midfield maestro Gladson Awako has shockingly told Hearts of Oak he is no longer interested in playing for the Ghanaian giants barely a month after joining the Accra-based powerhouse.
The highly talented enforcer has also not trained with the Phobians for more than two weeks with their crucial CAF Champions League clash with Guinean side looming on Sunday.
The 30-year-old has reportedly informed the club’s hierarchy of his latest decision and it appears final and this will come as a massive blow of Hearts who are seeking to return to the top of African football.
Multiple highly-placed sources at his immediate former club Accra Great Olympics have confirmed that representatives of the player have asked the club to refund the midfielder’s transfer fee to Hearts of Oak to abrogate his contract with the ambitious Phobians.
A top Hearts of Oak official claimed on Wednesday when contacted him insisting that he was unaware of Awako’s desire to quit the club. He refused to return his promised call on the matter.
Several close associates of Awako and people with knowledge of the issue have also confirmed the heart-breaking report for Hearts but a top official of the club failed to confirm or deny the report when contacted.
However, Awako himself has denied the report claiming he has been unwell – citing the unknown illness as the reason for his absence from the training ground of the double winner of the Ghanaian football season this year.
“I have not said I am leaving the club. I have not been training because I have been unwell,” Awako told Ghanasoccernet.com on Wednesday.
Its unclear what might have sparked the latest twist but sources claim the midfielder is unwilling to continue his association with the club.
The midfielder will likely miss the side’s CAF Champions League match against Guinea side Cl Kamsar as he is yet to train with the side this week.