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Sports News of Thursday, 31 January 2019


Hearts of Oak part ways with Abubakar Traore - Reports

Hearts of Oak have parted ways with Burkina Faso international Abubakar Traore after eight months ahead of the start of the Special Football League in February.

The 2004 Caf Condeferation Cup winners have terminated the contract of the 21-year-old attacker.

The management of the Rainbow club agreed to cancel the contract of the youngster after being declared surplus to requirements by coach Kim Grant.

Traore joined the Phobians on a free transfer after a successful trial.

He becomes the second player to leave Hearts of Oak by mutual consent this week after Ivorian midfielder Camara Nguessan who has joined Medeama SC.

Traore made only four appearances and scored once during the 2018 Ghana Premier League season which was abruptly ended following the premiering of the investigative piece by ace journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas on corruption in Ghana football.

Meanwhile, the Normalisation Committee has organised a Special Competiton which will involve all Premier League clubs and 48 Division One sides.

The competition will kick off on February 3 at various venues.