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Ghana's Agyei woes compound as SA side release him after his World Cup axing

Published on: 13 May 2014
Daniel Agyei

Ghana goalkeeper Daniel Agyei has been dealt another damaging blow as he has been released by South African side Free State Stars just 24 hours after he was left out of the Black Stars for the 2014 World Cup.

Free State Stars looked to have delayed their decision to sack the Ghanaian because of the possibility of him playing at the World Cup which could have brought some financial gains to the club.

But after coach Kwesi Appiah decided not to name him among his players for the World Cup, the South Africans announced their decision to part way with the Ghanaian shot-stopper.

The 24-year-old is among a list of high-profile players who are being cleared out following their near escape from relegation.

Ea Lla Koto recently parted ways with nine players and have put Agyei on the transfer-list.

Tshepo Motsoeneng, Mongezi Bobe, Enva Wiltwer, Anver Esterhuizen, Mthokosizi Yende, Mbuyiselo Sambu, Jurie Basie and Salmaan King are no longer on the club's books.

"Those players are not in the coaches' plans for next season. We felt that it is fair to release them early so that they can go search for teams," Stars general manager Rantsi Mokoena said.

"We will make sure that we replace those players with quality players. We saw what happened this season with the team and we don't want to witness that again.”

Agyei joined the South African side at the start of the season and enjoyed a decent run at the beginning but found himself being restricted to the substitute bench.