The young player still dove his heart out for the Phobians. He has been the club all this hard times and he is looking forward to get a better deal with Hearts of Oak or better still outside the country. He is at his peak and giving his all to the club but Hearts of Oak is trying to be stingy with a mindful and careful offer. This is the player who cam do even much better than fixing Botchwey and Nettey. Afutu and Botchwey are always good to go same as Nettey with Afutu which shows the player is versatile. Eleven Wonders star Ibrahim Salifu, Caleb Amankwah formerly of Aduana Stars and two players from the junior sides were included in the squad for the second round. Hearts midfielder Benjamin Afutu who has been linked with a move out of the club due to contractual issues was included in the 31-man squad for the second round. Benjamin Afutu, Emmanuel Nettey, Frederick Ansah, Nurudeen Aziz, Dominic Eshun, Eric Dizan, Patrick Razak, Lawali Mamane, Salifu Ibrahim, Michelle Sarpong, and Manaf Umar. The lanky midfielder was reportedly leaving the club for an Azerbaijani club last week. However, a swift report also emerged that he has signed a pre-contract agreement with Stade Tunisien of Tunisia.
Taking to his Twitter account, Afutu says he remains a property of the 2000 CAF Champions League winners.
The 2004 CAF Confederation Cup winners are bent on renewing Afutu’s contract which elapses in less than five months. The player’s demand might stall the negotiations for renewal. Hearts of Oak need Afutu to solidify their midfield as they aim to win a league title for the first time in over a decade. The 20-time Ghana Champions lie 3rd on the 2020/21 Ghana League season with 27 points from the first round of games. According to reports, Afutu will not be part of Hearts of Oak SC squad for the second round of the Ghana Premier League. The hard tackling midfielder has his contract with the Phobias expired and refused to renew, hence he’s leaving. Afutu has been an integral member of the Rainbow Boys since joining them seasons ago.
The former Great Olympics midfielder has left the country for greener pastures and is expected to sign for an Azerbaijan club.
The player and his agent are waiting to get an improved contract to see whether the club still get him at heart or the he has been labouring for a worthless and uncareful team. Situation's are always worse as a lot of players will continue to get his signature. The board and management body of Hearts of Oak has tabled Ghc5000 from formerly 4000 the player and his management are looking forward to stay for two year if the offer is good and their demand was around ghC6000 monthly. Therefore, fans must disregard information of him leaving the club though there’s a minor issues that needs to be tackled by both parties. Strongheartsgh.com can confidently say that contractual issues with Afutu’s entourage is moving smoothly and with time the midfield dynamo will put pen on paper. According to Afutu’s entourage, the midfield dynamo is of age and they will like to insert a clause in the deal which will allow him leave when an offer arrives from abroad. Strongheartsgh.com can confirm that both the club and Afutu’s entourage are likely to work for 2 more years if talks favors both parties. Hearts Of Oak face Bechem United on Saturday 2nd January at the Accra Sports Stadium.
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