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Hearts: ‘My problem was more psychological, not spiritual,’ says Awako

Hearts of Oak new boy, Gladson Awako has finally broken silence on issues that has hindered him from playing despite being on the club’s books for more than three months now.

The midfielder swapped carpets from city rivals Accra Great Olympics during the off-season in August but has yet to kick a ball for the Phobians.

Awako, despite willingly signing for the league champions, suddenly pulled up at the early stages of pre-season with both player and club failing to cite cogent reasons.

The situation gave room to speculations with certain quarters citing spiritual reasons into the matter.

But in the wake of his eventual decision to resume his career with Hearts amid an apology to the club and its fans this week, Awako has claimed his challenges were more psychological and not spiritual as many cited.

“My problem was more psychological, different from what people are saying out there like spiritual.

“I’ve played in Congo where they do worse things but I was able to play for almost five years.

“I don’t think it is something spiritual,” Awako said on TV3’s GPLXpress show.

The 2009 Fifa U-20 World Cup winner, who says he has managed to overcome the difficulties now, expressed gratitude to some former players who stood up for him during the tough moments.

“I’ve got some former players who I always talk to. I can’t mention names because they are a lot and I know talking to them has really helped me.

“I now have a sound mind and back to do what I love doing,” Awako disclosed.


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