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Sports News of Friday, 10 April 2020


Ex Kotoko star Prince Adu Poku breaks silence on failed Hearts of Oak move

Former Asante Kotoko captain Prince Adu Poku has opened up on the details of his failed transfer to Hearts of Oak.

The former B.A United player was on the radar of the Accra based giants before eventually making the switch to the Baba Yara Stadium in the 1993/1994 season.

Speaking in the first ever episode of FootballMadeInGhana’s Tales from the Past, Prince recounted how he was on the verge of sealing a switch to Hearts before the Porcupine Warriors gazumped deal.

“Hearts of Oak were interested in me so I came to Accra and we agreed on the transfer fee and personal terms but the payments delayed so I had to go back to Sunyani to wait because I was with B.A United” he narrated.

“I was in the stands during the first League match when I was approached by a hotel manager who enquired about my move to Hearts and I told him the deal has not been completed yet.

"He then informed me about Kotoko’s interest and sounded out the club about the latest development. Kotoko followed up with two officials Javis Peprah and Kwasi Appiah who came to Sunyani to have further talks with me and that was it ”

Adu-Poku went on to become a club legend and was an iconic figure in the late 90s.

After hanging up his boots in 2003, he was a key player of Herbert Mensah’s re-building of the club when he took over as Chief Executive.