Nicholas Gyan explains Hearts of Oak snub

The striker was linked with a switch to the Phobians but has revealed why he decided against such a move

Ebusua Dwarfs striker Nicholas Gyan has explained why he rejected a deal from Hearts of Oak during the second transfer window.

The 19-year-old claims the Accra-giants are noted for prematurely ending footballers' career due to the pressure and high demands from supporters.

"I was approached by Hearts of Oak before the commencement of the second round of the league but after several consultations, I opted to stay at Ebusua Dwarfs," Gyan told Metro FM.

"Hearts are a big side that every player would relish to join at a point in his career but personally I didn't accept their bid because I feel Hearts destroy players’ career. The pressure and demand is too much from the supporters. Former teammate Bright Luqman was a super player for Dwarfs last season but he has been made surplus to requirements due to several factors," he added.

Dwarfs will host Asante Kotoko on Wednesday at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, with Gyan hoping they will end the Porcupine Warriors impressive run after going five games without a defeat.

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"Kotoko is not my dream team and I don't want to play for them. My dream team is Aduana and if I don't join them, I will be heading to another club outside," he said.

"We are ready for Kotoko in Cape Coast and will attack them throughout the game. Our defenders will be critical on Kotoko strikers and it is our aim not to allow them to score even a goal," he added.

Gyan leads the league topscorer chart after netting 10 goals and providing one assist.

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