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Winful Cobbinah denies Thomas Abbey's comment on 2017 FA Cup final defeat Asante Kotoko

Published on: 15 May 2020

Former Hearts of Oak midfielder Winful Cobbinah has vehemently denied recent comments made by former teammate Thomas Abbey about Hearts of Oak's defeat to sworn rivals Asante Kotoko SC in the FA Cup final in 2017.

A first half hatrick by Sadick Adams ensured that the Porcupine Warriors lift the ultimate after beating the Phobians 3-1 in Tamale.

Abbey, then captain of the team speaking in an interview with Angel FM, said that Hearts of Oak players defied training ahead of the finals because the club owed them salaries and bonuses for three months.

However, Cobbinah, who featured in the final for the Phobian says the former club skipper is frustrated because Hearts of Oak rejected his return to the club a few months ago.

"He [Thomas Abbey] should not put any player into problem because we have no knowledge about what he said in the interview," Cobbinah said.

"I think he is frustrated because Hearts of Oak rejected his return to the club a few months ago."

''Does Abbey think we were like him who chose money over Hearts of Oak?" he quizzed.

"I don't even remember Hearts of Oak owing us three months ahead of the 2017 MTN FA Cup match against Asante Kotoko. It's not true."

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