Hearts of Oak are closing watching the situation of midfielder Mumin Abubakar who could be axed by South African side Mamelodi Sundowns.
The former Black Satellites captain joined Sundowns from New Edubiase United last June but failed to record a single first team appearance at the club.
Though the 19-year-old with Cercle Brugge, Hearts officials are keen watching to snap up the talented midfielder if he fails to win himself a deal with Pro League side.
Mumin was on the cards two seasons ago but Edubiase opted to sell to Sundowns who tabled a better offer.
Ghana’s national team, the Black Stars, will play Japan in an international friendly in September.
The match will be played in Japan on Tuesday 8th September.
The warm-up match has been lined up to prepare the Black Stars for their future matches.
The Blue Samurai, who reached the round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup, are expected to give Ghana a good test.
“We have arranged a friendly against Japan as part of our plan of keeping the Black Stars engaged in matches on international friendly match dates,” Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantaky told www.ghanafa.org.
“Japan are one of the tough football nations in the world today and going by their performance at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa they will give us a good test.
“We want to leave no stone unturned with adequate preparation for the future competitions we play in. Playing in matches like this will keep the squad in shape.”
The Black Stars are playing in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers where they are second in Group D.
Midfielder Hassan Mohammed has told relegated Real Tamale United he will not play in the second-tier with them next season.
The hard-tackling midfield enforcer joined the Northern Lions three seasons ago after leaving Hearts of Oak.
But the 29-year-old will end his affair with the club following the financial crisis that has swallowed the club this season.
RTU have failed to win a single game in the 27 games played so far in this season’s campaign and have already booked their ticket back to the second-tier.
Hassan feels he can still play in the top-flight and reports are linking him with a move back to Hearts of Oak.
Hearts of Oak have been boosted by the return of midfielders Yakubu Musah and Romeo Agban to training.
The pair have been out since April with various degree of injuries but have returned to training to boost David Duncan’s squad ahead of next week’s Ghana Premier League game against Dwarfs.
Romeo Agban picked up an ankle injury in a freak training session accident at the Lizzy Sports Complex ahead of the MTN FA Cup quarter-finals game against Gold Stars about six weeks ago.
While Musah, signed from Nania FC, picked his calf injury from the victory over Gold Stars.
The two are expected to be named in Duncan’s squad for the Dwarfs game but are expected to be involved in the MTN FA Cup semis against Medeama in Kumasi.