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Hearts striker Mahatma Otoo joins Hapoel Tel Aviv

Published on: 11 July 2010

Ghana starlet Mahatma Otoo has agreed to join Israeli side Hapoel Tel Aviv for two years in a deal reported to be worth US$ 550,000.

The Hearts of Oak forward scored 10 goals for his local side Hearts of Oak last term.

"I can confirm that I'm leaving for Israel but what I can't say is whether I will leave before the Under-20 qualifier or after," the 18-year-old told

Otoo was named as the best player in the 2009/10 Ghana Premier League.

Otoo is a member of Ghana’s Under-20 team preparing for the 2011 African Youth Championship qualifier against Namibia on 25 July.


This article has 14 comment(s), give your comment
  • kpokeke says:
    July 12, 2010 09:32 am
  • yaw says:
    July 12, 2010 09:27 am
    good deal for a good player,good luck mahatma
  • Gabi Katzra says:
    July 12, 2010 06:28 am
    550k???? me?????? Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha
  • X-ray says:
    July 11, 2010 11:55 pm
    Yes,this 18 years old boy have got a old future.
  • John paintsil says:
    July 12, 2010 12:01 am
    Hapoel welcomes mahatma otoo!! anyone can tell me: is he a good player?
  • Yankey says:
    July 12, 2010 09:12 am
    he is a real good striker..
  • Omanba Forum says:
    July 12, 2010 11:20 am
    I thought this guy was 19 last year? Ei Ghanaian players, your ages can change oo! Anyway keep improving your game and come and strike for us in 2014!
  • brefo says:
    July 12, 2010 12:06 pm
    very good move mahatma and goodluck
  • Maxwell Johnson says:
    July 12, 2010 03:08 pm
    This guy is a talented striker,infact i have watched him play several times for Hearts Of Oak alongside his strike partner Samuel Affum and i tell you what he is a very good striker.He has the strength,power,technique,can go pass his maker with Chicky ease and can also shoot from long distance as well.He is young has a lot of yrs ahead of him,he is going a future prospect for GH among other players in some few yrs to come if only we can handle such resources very well .But i wonder whether he is really 18 yrs?Hmmmmmm time will surely tell!
  • keith from germany says:
    July 12, 2010 07:34 pm
    im not his father so i cant tell his real age,but i have my doubt.18years??hmmmm. i heard he plays like wayne rooney.good luck bro cuz hapoel will be playing champions league football this year or europa league.wishing u the best of luck. ps:wat is wrong with the 550,000$?do u kno the meaning of this amount.if u guy dont kno let me tell u,ali sissoko of olympique lyon was bought by fc porto from sporting braga for 300,000€ and fc porto later sold him for 15 million € to lyon. german relegated team vfl bochum just bought nord koreas star striker tea-jong for 250,000€ which is peanuts compared to mahatma otoo's amonut. it pays to start slowly so that u make it big time .
  • alfred(asif) says:
    July 12, 2010 09:58 pm
    i and this talented player are in the same area.he should follow his senoir palyer jhon pianstil footsteps amd i know he the star for ghana and and africa keep yea ability up.from yea boy
  • Lipo says:
    July 13, 2010 04:00 pm
    Good luck, boy ! Let's play for Ghana! Greetings from HUNGARY. Lipo
  • wokopet says:
    July 14, 2010 11:34 am
    Ghanaian players are just wasting their talents in the exodus band wagon. Their families always go for money rather than talent.
  • clifford owusu says:
    July 14, 2010 08:40 pm
    Mahatma otoo all the best of luck