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LEFT IN THE COLD: Shaun October to drag Hearts to Fifa

South African import Shaun Mason October is considering reporting Hearts of Oak to world football governing body, Fifa.

The defender has been left to his fate as the club failed to register him for the new season coupled with claims of dishonouring their obligations in his three-year contract with the side.

October, a left-back, joined the Phobians upon the recommendation of ex-Ghana international John Paintsil. He looked to have settled into life quickly as he commanded some starting spots when the season began scoring a couple of goals under erstwhile coach Herbert Addo. He however fizzled out in most parts of the second half of the 2014/15 season.

Hearts of Oak embarked on a massive clear out after surviving the Premier League on the final day of the 2014/15 season. Some big names fell prey to the action while other few players like goalkeeper Kingsley Kissi got the opportunity to leave on loan.

However, the former Santos defender, it has emerged, has been left stranded. According to Footy-Ghana sources, the club made attempts to loan October (who has two more years left) to WAFA SC as part of a deal to land young forward Samuel Tetteh but their offer was rejected. We can also reveal further attempts were made to loan October to Inter Allies but that didn’t materialize, leaving the player not registered by any club for the forthcoming Ghana Premier League.

It has however emerged that all the moves happened at the blind side of the player who has been and remained in his homeland (South Africa) since the season ended in September.

Close sources to the player have revealed his intention to report the conduct of Hearts of Oak to Fifa as well as press further charges for his outstanding sign-on fee and other owed allowance.

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