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Hearts midfielder Gladson Awako finally opens up on reason for his absence

Published on: 25 November 2021

Hearts of Oak midfielder Gladson Awako has denied that he refused to continue his career with the club because of spiritual attacks. 

News went viral a couple of months ago that the former Great Olympics captain is refusing to join the team due to nightmares.

However, the FIFA U20 World Cup winner, who started training this week says he was not physically fit to play.

"When I joined the team, before God and man I wasn't feeling well," he told TV3. "My teammates, the team manager, they were all aware, the coaches were all aware because I was having serious running stomach," he added.

"I asked for permission from the club which they granted me to go and cure myself.

"I don't believe there were any other things like what people were saying. They were totally different."


Awako returned to training this week and he is expected to feature in the CAF Confederation Cup match on Sunday against JS Souara.

His return is a major boost for the struggling Ghana Premier League champions.


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