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18.08.2020 Football News

Ex-Hearts of Oak Striker Joseph Esso Accused Of Peddling Lies

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Joseph Esso
LISTEN AUG 18, 2020
Joseph Esso

Former Hearts of Oak striker, Joseph Esso has been accused of peddling lies following his exit from the club.

Esso, along with other four players were released by the club after failing to renew their contract with the club.

The former Ebusua Dwarfs striker was only interested in signing a one year deal with the club but Hearts of Oak would only agree to a two-year deal.

Reports emerged last week that the fans had succeeded in getting Esso to sign a new deal with the club following successful talks.

But the club and the player have failed yet again to find an agreement and Esso will be finally allowed to leave the club.

However, the Hearts of Oak Managing Director, Frederick Moore accused Esso of peddling lies to the media regarding how negotiations fell through.

“I don’t want to talk about individual players but people are writing things that are not true. I hope and pray they didn’t get the facts from Joseph Esso, if so then it means they lied”, he told Happy FM.

“It will be unprofessional of me to reveal the facts. The negotiations started not long after the Normalisation Special Competition. After my conversation with the player and his guardian, the coach and the Board members also spoke to him. The player knows the truth and the people around him should speak to him”.

He added that Hearts of Oak had to announce his exit because talks between both sides had been unsuccessful.

“Hearts of Oak had to announce his exit because contract extension talks had broken down," he added.

Esso scored 3 goals in 14 games in the now truncated 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League season.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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