It has been intriguing news almost two weeks now regarding Hearts of Oak and their new signing Gladson Awako.
With the player’s situation uncertain, he has not been able to play for the 2000 Caf Champions League holders.
The Ghanaian International has reportedly asked his new employers to terminate his contract almost a month since joining Hearts from Ga Mantse rivals Great Olympics.
MORE NEWS ON GLADSON AWAKO
The former TP Mazembe ace who had eye catching performances in the Ghana Premier League has said to battle with spiritual issues since his move to Hearts of Oak.
A side his intention to terminate his contract due to his self-claimed spiritual reasons, it burst into the Ghanaian media that the midfielder has no contract at the Ghana Premier League champions. Those new rifted after Olympics top official came out to clear Awako’s contractual issue- pointing to a fact that Awako is no more a Hearts player.
In what was a surprise to many Hearts fans, there was the need to know much about Gladson Awako’s situation at Hearts; whether he is Hearts player and if so when he is ready to resume training having been absenting for weeks now.
In light of these, his agent Yusif Chibsah has rose into the media to deliver updates on his client’s situation which comes as boost for Hearts of Oak who host Wydad Casablanca of Morocco next two weeks.
While it’s uncertain whether Awako may feature against the North African giants who lifted the Caf Champions League in 2017, his agent claims Awako is a player of Accra Hearts of Oak.
What led to Awako’s agent updates?
Great Olympics Chief Executive Officer, Oluboi Commodore, in an interview on Happy 98.9FM indicated that Hearts of Oak has breached the contract they signed with Great Olympics for the permanent transfer of the player.
According to the CEO, in the contract between both parties, Accra Hearts of Oak agreed to pay the transfer fee in two installments.
The first installment was paid on September 13 and the other was set to be paid on October 2, 2021, which was has been defaulted.
However, Yusif Chibsah has responded to the claims made by Oluboi Commodore stating that any agreement between the two clubs does not affect the player.
“I don’t have details of Olympics’ contract with Hearts of Oak but as far as Olympics transferred the player there is a club to club agreement”, he told Ohene-Bampoe Brenya on Happy Sports on Happy 98.9FM.
“To the best of my knowledge Awako is still a player of Hearts of Oak and he has a valid contract. Until Hearts of Oak decides otherwise or the player decides otherwise that contract is valid. Whatever conditions or terms Olympics has with Hearts does not affect Gladson Awako.”
“They are rules by which Olympics can demand their money if Hearts of Oak as defaulted. They can take the player to the Player Status Committee. Non-payment of the fee does not nullify Gladson Awako’s move to Hearts of Oak.”
“Awako has a contract with Hearts of Oak and only two options can happen here if one of the two parties decide to terminate the contract and then pay the compensation attached”, he added.