Nuttal has no problem with possible exit of key players

Wednesday 13th December , 2017 4:49 pm

Hearts of Oak Head Coach Frank Nuttal has interestingly described the uncertainty about some of his key players’ futures as a sign of growth.

The Scotsman returned to the country earlier this week and took over preseason training for the first time on Wednesday to find a bulk of his star men missing from the squad.

Players including club captain Thomas Abbey, defender Vincent Atingah and Kwame Kizito have all failed to renew their contracts with the Rainbow club, putting their availability for next season’s campaign in doubt.

(From left) Kwame Kizito, Patrick Razak, and Thomas Abbey celebrating Hearts' victory (I,mage credit: Hearts of Oak)

(From left) Kwame Kizito, Patrick Razak, and Thomas Abbey celebrating Hearts’ victory at AshGold during last season (Image credit: Hearts of Oak)

Nuttal is however choosing to look at the brighter side of things and says the interest shown in these players is an indication that the club is making progress.

“I think we are a victim of our own success and this is a sign of success. It is positive that clubs outside are interested in our players,” he said.

“I don’t have a problem with it and we have to respect that the players are professionals who are looking for the best interest of themselves and their families. I can only wish them well.”

Nuttal led Hearts to 3rd in last season’s premier league campaign and also to the final of the MTN FA Cup where they were beaten 3-1 by bitter rivals Kotoko.




By: Daniel Koranteng/citifmonline.com/Ghana