The young man is an inspiration to other players and has done well by putting his position uncomparable. The player should get enough respect for the players to ensure that there is a smooth management in the team. In the better time, the principles of the coach will be in limbo if he did not get the requisite players with experience like him. Benjamin Afutu has signed a three-year contract extension with Hearts of Oak after the expiration of his deal this season. The 24-year-old midfield enforcer was tipped for the exit having initially dragged his feets over contract extension negotiatons with the Accra-based giants club. According to a source close to the Phobians, the former Karela United man has finally accedes to the demands of his current employers thereby extending his stay with them for the next three football seasons in the domestic top-flight.
Afutu's contract extension will serve as a morale booster for coach Kosta Papic as he is set to play a big role in his setup for the ongoing Ghana Premier League season. With the entrenched positions taken by both parties, it can only mean that the bromance between Benjamin Afutu Kotei and Accra Hearts of Oak is all but ended.
According to a source close to kickgh.com, Afutu is demanding a GHc 6,000 a month for a year's deal but the club is ready to offer a GHc 4,000 a month for a three -year deal- a deal the handlers of the player have since rebuffed halting negotiations. Afutu joined the Phobians three seasons ago having previously played for Karela United. He had a torrid start to his Hearts career but with a faith of prophet and nerves of steel, he was able to turn things around and become an integral member of the Hearts set up with his consistent spellbinding performances embodying his managers' philosophy. Benjamin Afutu's contract with the Phobians comes to an end and up till now there haven't been any proper negotiation between the two parties. Information reaching us is the team have tried several times to have a discussion with Afutu but he seems not to make himself available and also his manager is getting a foreign contract for him making him not wanting to sign for the Phobians. Hearts of Oak have lots several key and influential players due to players wanting to continue their trade outside the country. Hearts of Oak will have to reconsider and re-strategies on how they negotiate with players because this is turning out to be a norm for players to get whatever they want and hold the club to ransom to get what they want and eventually leave as free players.
To get to the level of Alhy, Mazembe, Zamalek there should be sudden movement from board to coach and the coach to the players which shows the chain of command. We prefer that next time there will be such contractual issues, they will solve it once and for all in other to motivate other players whose contract are coming to an end to boost their morale. Our source tells us, the player is not ready to renew his contract with the club If what he is demanding is not meant and he will walk free to join any team.
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