Monday, July 28, 2008


By Kwame Asare Boadu, Dormaa Ahenkro

DORMAA Aduana Stars are on the verge of reaping heavily from their former player, Kofi Abanga.
The midfielder now with Hearts of Oak is likely to join Saudi Arabian club, Al-Ittifac, next season.
Reports have it that the transfer fee would be in the region of $1 million.
Aduana Stars are entitled to 40 per cent of the onward transfer of the player from Hearts.
This was agreed upon when the division one side transferred Abanga to Hearts of Oak at the beginning of the just-ended season.
And what a windfall it would be for Aduana when all goes well for the player.
What would go to Aduana would perhaps be the biggest amount any first division side in the Brong Ahafo Region had ever received in a player transfer.
In Dormaa Ahenkro where the club is worshipped by almost the entire community, supporters of the club are praying that everything goes through for the player so that he realises his dream to play professional soccer outside the country while Aduana also get their share of the transfer sum.
Abanga who left Accra for Saudi Arabia at the weekend for medicals is expected to be cleared to enable him feature for the Saudi division one side.
The transfer of Abanga from Aduana to Hearts was beset with a lot of controversy.
The player who initially trained with Hearts of Oak, changed his mind and decided to play for Asante Kotoko.
In fact, a news conference was organised in his family house in Kumasi where he publicly declared his decision to feature for Asante Kotoko and no other club.
Quite surprisingly, just after the news conference, he was whisked away by unidentified people to Accra only to tell journalists that he had changed his mind and that Aduana should negotiate with Hearts of Oak for his transfer to the Phobians.
The Dormaahene, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II, who is the Life Patron of Aduana, went into the controversy and said the player was for Hearts and not Kotoko.
Since joining Hearts, Abanga had proved a real workaholic in the middle department of the game and no wonder he caught the eyes of the Saudi club.

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