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Soccer News of Wednesday, 5 February 2003

Source: duro007

Osumanu Amadu Seeks Floating Player Status

ccra Hearts of Oak striker Osumanu Amadu has said he will soon begin talks with officials of Accra Hearts Oak to have his card released to him as a free agent.

Osumanu Amadu pointed out that he needs to move on with his career since it is clear that the team is not really interested in him following media speculation that he has been put on the transfer list.

Speaking from London where he is currently on holidays, Amadu pointed out that he asked his brother to go for salary for December but the person was driven away saying that he would not be paid any money at all.He added that management has not treated him with respect at all since he renewed his contract with the team for 3 years.

Amadu has still not been given a pesewa of his singing on fee since signing for hearts again 2 years ago.He points out that most of the players have been given full or part payment of their monies but he has been neglected.He added that some news striker bought last season were given not less that 30 million cedis but i was still left in the dark.He said eventhough in all the matches he played last year he came as a substitute, he scored more than all the new strikers in the team,who played more matches than i did.

Amadu says that it is clear to him that the team does not need him and wants to move on as a free player because he has not been paid his signing on fee.He add that : I served Hearts with all my heart, it is the team i love and have supported from infancy but i have been humiliated by some people in the team for far too long.I am still a young player and i have a lot of football in me.It will not be long for them to start calling me "old man".I have been treated unfairly and i believe i can do better elsewhere.

Asked if he has received any offers from some clubs Amadu replies : no but i will like to stay in Accra to play for Olympics, Liberty or even who knows Tudu Mighty Jets if they come to the premiership.I would seek the advise of my lawyer Tanko Amadu on this issue.

Tanko Amadu is a renowed sports lawyer in Ghana who led Mighty Jets to defeat the GFA in court.