Midfielder Hayford thanks Hearts of Oak fans after exit

Former Hearts of Oak midfielder Emmanuel Hayford has thanked the club’s supporters through Facebook after he was offloaded this week due to lack of “commitment and discipline.”

The 23-year-old joined Hearts in 2013 from city rivals Amidaus Professionals, but despite becoming one of the fans’ favourites, new coach Kenichi Yastuhashi decided to axe him from his squad ahead of the new season.

“Thanks to all my fans and Hearts of Oak supporters for their love and support. I will forever be the Emmanuel Hayford that I am. God knows best therefore I leave everything to him,” Hayford wrote.

“How can a player whose aim is to play and reach the highest level fake injuries for himself, knowing perfectly well that it is a bad attitude?

“Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can be loved, what you can accomplish and what your potential is,” he added.

Sports5050 understands that there was a heated argument between coach Yastuhashi and his equipment manager Shabah Quaye during a training session on Monday, following disagreement on several issues including player selection.