Hearts of Oak players have appealed forÂ clemencyÂ for Laryea Kingston but the club's spokesman says the suspended midfielder will continue to serve his punishment.
Skipper Mahatma Osumanu Otoo, whose hat-trick steered the Phobians to a famous 5-2 victory over New Edubiase on Sunday, insists the former Ghanaian international is still needed in the team.
The lead striker of the Phobians, who made the appeal on behalf of the playing body, said despite Laryeaâ€™s problems with the team the palyerâ€™sÂ presence is crucial to Heartsâ€™ success this season.
The 20- year-old marksman insists the ex-national star would enhance the clubâ€™s chances if he brought his experience and fighting spirit to add to their efforts.
â€œLaryea brought a different attitude to the team and it made us look at things in a more positive mannner, particularly when the challenges were daunting," told Graphic Sports.
"We need suchÂ spirit and I believe that Laryea will provide it when he is brought back to the teamâ€, he stated
But the spokesman of the Accra-based club Muheeb SaeedÂ sharply disagreed with the players saying, Laryea Kingson was unlikely to return before the christmas break.
He said the playerâ€™s attitude after his suspension leavesÂ much to be desired citing cases of his refusal to attend training sessions with the rest of the team, a normal practice for even suspended players.
â€œThis is a show of gross indisciplineâ€, he stated.
Muheeb Saeed noted that the management of the club wasÂ yet to hear from Laryea Kingson who according to him had shown no remorse.