Defending league champions Accra Hearts of Oak have submitted a list of 34 players to the Professional League Board (PLB) for registration, for the 2007/2008 league season.
Conspicuously missing on the list however were the names of prolific striker Ishmael Addo and talismanic Charles Taylor.
According to a source close to DAILY GUIDE SPORTS, Charles Taylor was excluded because of dissentions among board of directors of the team regarding the $200,000 fee being demanded by his current employers, Etiole Du Sahel of Tunisia.
Since Hearts has spent several thousands of dollars in treating his knee injury, for which he was sent to South Africa together with skipper Kwabena Boafo, some of the board members think Taylor should be purchased outright by Hearts so that the team will benefit from the monies spent on his treatment.
Taylor has openly declared his intention to wear the colours of the Phobians next season though the Tunisians are said to be out of tune with the loan agreement Hearts are requesting for.
According to the list, Hearts registered 16 new players, namely Ebenezer Tetteh (Bofoakwa), Emmanuel Amankwa (Dwarfs), Thomas Mensah (Power FC), Shaibu Mohammed (Bofoakwa), Micheal Asante (Great Ashantis), Kofi Abanga (Aduana Stars), Ohene Addo (Unique FC), Benjamin Boateng (Ebony FC), Solomon Amoasi (Auroras), Tawrick Jibril (Anokye Stars) Alhaji Nureeden (Floating), Sheriff Mohammed (Midtjland), Isaac Oduro (Berekum Chelsea) and Ernest Okyere (Power FC).
The 18 old players registered include Dan Coleman, Lawrence Adjah Tetteh, Sannie Mohammed, Suleimana Abubakari, Laud Quartey, Saliu Muntari, Hassan Mohammed, Stephen Offei, Charles Vardis, Techie-Menson, Kwabena Boafo and Nana Egyir.
Eric Nyarko, Francis Bossman, Joe Louis, Robert Aryeetey, Ben Moses Andoh, Ekow Ghansah, Eric Gawu and Samuel Affum make up the rest of the squad.
By Charles Nixon Yeboah