Hearts of Oak captain Thomas Abbey has taken a swipe at Ashanti Gold striker Hans Kwofie after losing the race to win the 2017 Ghana Premier League topscorer award.
The 24-year-old scored 13 goals in 27 appearances and was in the hunt to pick his first individual accolade in the top-flight, but was undone by Kwofie following his haul against champions Aduana Stars on final day to take his tally to 17 goals.
“I worked very hard towards the topscorer award. I did not win it eventually but I am happy I didn’t score any dubious goals in all the matches to aid me win it in the end," Abbey told Happy FM.
“I will rather feel disappointed if I fail to win the best player award. Other players worked hard in the season under review but I think I was ahead of them in terms of consistent performance, so I deserve it. I know I will be crowned the best player very soon,” he added.
Hearts will take on Asante Kotoko in the final of the FA Cup on Sunday in Tamale and Abbey is already dreaming of lifting the trophy.
"We'll win the title. There's no doubt that we have the best team to do the job so I will entreat the supporters to remain calm and hope for the best," he said.
"We know what's at stake so we will not disappoint them in Tamale since we don't want to end another season without a trophy," he added.
Hearts last lifted a trophy in 2009.