Alfred Nelson explains AshGold choice

Liberty Professionals defender Alfred Nelson has revealed that Ashantigold showed more commitment than Hearts of Oak in the race to sign him ahead of the new season.

The 23-year-old backed out of talks with the Phobians and travelled to Obuasi to seal a three-year deal with the Miners, replacing former skipper Lawrence Lartey, who joined South African side Ajax Cape Town last month.

“Hearts were the first club to approach me but things didn’t work out,” Nelson said. “They did what they could but I think Ashantigold showed more seriousness that is why I’m close to signing for them officially,” he added.

Ashantigold have recruited Dauda Mohammed, Nuhu Fusieni, Alhassan Nuhu, Hudu Yakubu and Prince Amoah. They have also renewed the contracts of goalkeepers Fatau Dauda and Robert Dabou in a one-year and three-year deals respectively.

They are the sole representative in next season’s Caf Champions League and will lock horns with Algerian side MO Bejaia in the preliminary round next February.

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