Soccer News of Wednesday, 12 February 2014


Hearts deny Boampong’s report

Hearts of Oak have clarified reports surrounding Phillip Boampong’s trip to the United States of America saying had their blessing to travel. A publication in the state-owned Graphic Sports on Wednesday had suggested the defender had absconded to the States after receiving a US$ 20,000 signing fee.

But they are aware of the whereabouts of the centre-back and squashed reports of the 23-year-old swindling the club.

“Philip is in the U.S with the blessing Hearts trying to secure a deal,” Hearts PRO told

“We were aware during the signing of his contract that he had had an offer for a trying but we went through with the deal.

“If he is lucky and impresses we as a club will benefit if it doesn’t happen and he comes back he is our player.

“There is nothing fishy about his absence the club is totally aware of all happenings with him.”

Boateng was making a return to the club after the expiration of a loan move at Saudi Premier League side Al-Shoalah.

He signed a two-and-a-half year contract.