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Mass exodus: AshGold let Kofi Owusu, Ocran, Idan and 11 others leave

As many as fourteen (14) players have fallen into the firing line as AshantiGold embark on a huge off-season clear-out

The Miners nearly suffered relegation last season but were saved by the appointment of Coach CK Akonnor who got backed by some mid-season transfer business.

Footy-Ghana.com understands that this is part of an exercise by the management of AshantiGold to reduce its squad size from last season’s 40 players to about 25 for the upcoming campaign.

Categorized into three, players like former goal king Kofi Owusu, Conney Idan and Richard Ocran who only joined the Miners last season have sealed agreements with the club to terminate their contracts.

Centre-back Richard Ocran

There are others who have been permitted to leave at the end of their contracts. They include Hudu Yakubu, Aaron Yamoah, Nuhu Issahaq Seidu, Eric Opoku and Emmanuel Osei Baffour.

The third group of departing players is made up of some youngsters who do not make the cut going forward. They are the Afoakwa twin brothers, Bright Donkor, Richard Gyamfi, Samuel Yeboah Sarkodie and Seth Afful.

The Len Clay Stadium outfit, who have endured a disappointing two-season spell since winning their second Ghana Premier League title in 2015, are looking to revamp their squad with new signings.

AshantiGold are expected to begin preparations for the 2017/18 season later in December.

 

 

 

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