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Samuel Akurugu: Unhappy goalie wants out of Hearts

Goalkeeper Samuel Akurugu is unhappy and pushing for his exit from Accra Hearts of Oak.

A lack of game time among other internal issues in his second season forced the former Sekondi Hasaacas shot-stopper to take the decision to look elsewhere.

Akurugu, who played second fiddle to first-choice Ben Mensah, officially tendered in his letter of intent to the management of the Phobians a couple of months ago.

But the Hearts management deferred talks about his future to season end.

“I submitted a letter during the season but I was told my request cannot be considered until the end of the league because we [goalkeepers] are only three.

“So now that the season is over, I placed a reminder yesterday [Wednesday] and I’ve been informed management will be meeting over my request. I called Mr. Hackman [Administrative Manager] and he told me my letter is being forwarded to the Board,” Akurugu said.

“You know in this job one needs to be happy in order to give off his best… I have one year more on my contract so I have to negotiate a termination.

“My decision to opt out has nothing to do with money,” he added.

Samuel Akurugu was in post when Hearts of Oak suffered their heaviest defeat, 5-0 to WAFA SC in the Ghana Premier League last June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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