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Sports News of Saturday, 5 May 2018


Cosmos Dauda among four players sacked by Hearts of Oak

Before the start of the season, Hearts of Oak Chief Executive Officer Mark Noonan made it clear that players who fail to live up to expectations will be shown the exit door.

And with barely three months into the campaign, the American has carried out his promise by approving the sacking of four underperforming players.

The club have released striker Cosmos Dauda, goalkeeper Theophilus Jackson and defenders Evans Qauo and Joshua Otoo.

The quartet have struggled to make any meaningful impact as the team find themselves not in a good position to stake a claim for the league title after 11 matchdays. They lie 8th with four wins, three draws and four defeats.

''I can confirm we have given four players, E. Quao, T. Jackson, J. Otoo and C. Dauda, permission to seek opportunities outside of Hearts. They are good men plus professionals. With the window open we felt it best to communicate our plans with them directly and transparently,’’ Noonan told the club’s official website.

''We thank them for their service and will work with them throughout this transition period. Very difficult decisions all.'' He added.

With the second transfer window opened locally, the dismissed players can sign for clubs in the Ghana Premier League or head abroad when the window opens on 1 June.