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Sports News of Friday, 29 November 2019


Richard Attah bids Elmina Sharks farewell ahead of imminent Hearts of Oak move

Richard Atta is set to join Hearts of Oak Richard Atta is set to join Hearts of Oak

Goalkeeper Richard Arthur has penned an emotional goodbye message to Elmina Sharks ahead of his imminent transfer to Premier League rivals Hearts of Oak.

The 24 year old is reportedly set to join the Phobians on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract.

Arthur has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers on the local scene since his move from second-tier side Okyeman Planners in 2016.

He took to his Facebook page to bid Elmina Sharks farewell and to thank the club for their role in his development.

“I write this piece with an emotional pen impregnated with love and unforgettable moments during my time with Elmina Sharks FC. I enjoyed indelible moments both on and off the pitch but like the game itself, they are times you move on. Clubs move on from horrid spell and get better same like players move from one club to another. It is time to bid goodbye to my colleagues, to the fans, the club owner and administrators and above all to the people of Cape Coast and all supporters of Elmina Sharks.

I leave shoulder high having never lost a single match in 31 attempts at the Ndoum Park with 21 clean sheets to match. It is a record that makes me happy as we COLLECTIVELY fought for it. I will always be a part of Elmina Sharks even when I am outside the country or the continent at large. We were a big family during trying times, happy times and will be friends till eternity.

My new destination will be announced to football world very soon but my first home remains Elmina Sharks FC. When Sharks stormed the water body, Preys run away and will continue to run away in my absence.