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Kotoko planning to block Ahmed Toure's move to Hearts of Oak - Report

Published on: 05 September 2014
Kotoko are planning to block Ahmed Toure's move to Hearts

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Asante Kotoko are trying to ignite another long fight with rivals Hearts of Oak after reportedly threatening to block Ivorian striker Ahmed Toure's pending transfer to the club.

Kotoko are claiming Toure did not completely see through his contract at the club three seasons ago before leaving without their approval.

The striker netted on his debut for Hearts of Oak in the GHALCA Top-four competition and the former African champions are expected to tie him to a contract by next week.

Just in February, Toure expressed his interest to return to Kotoko on a local radio station but officials failed to bring him back from the Ivory Coast where he was training with ASEC Mimosa.

Kotoko can only prevent Hearts of Oak from officially registering the player by justifying their case at the Ghana Football Association's Player Status Committee.

However, they will come to battle with legal bigwigs from the Phobians who have over the years built their reputation at the GFA's legal boardrooms.

The last time the two giants clashed over a player came as far back as 2003 when Hearts hauled the Porcupine Warriors before the GFA's body over wrongly using midfielder Charles Taylor and were forced to pay over $300,000 in compensation to their rivals.


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • don king says:
    September 05, 2014 06:15 am
    fire burn kotoko, how can u neglet quality player lyk ahmed samba toure, whiles u know his exploit some years back? even look at how u handled his issue about d romour surrounding his health? u guys were not proffessional about it nd now ur rivals heart have gone in for him nd u want to raise red flag against him, phooooooooooooooobia, no size, very soon prince of goals wll also join nd u wll c a different heart of OAK
  • salinsa says:
    September 05, 2014 07:33 am
    don't you remember how kotoko treated quality players like copson & yartey who both became hits when they joined hearts? what kotoko is best at doing is anytime they see a deadly duo in hearts they set out to set assunder. charles taylor & don bortey; louis agyemang & prince tagoe etc
  • nsem pii says:
    September 05, 2014 07:38 am
    Now hearts know how it feels, why do u always insists no player of your' go to kotoko? Its payback time my friends