Hearts boss Nuttall speaks on player departures

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The Phobians coach gives his take of their loss of some big names ahead of next season

Hearts of Oak coach Frank Nuttall is looking to the positive side of the near exit of about five key players from the club.

Sights set on careers abroad, defender Vincent Atingah and striker Kwame Kizito have already left the club, while the likes of captain Thomas Abbey and Leonard Tawiah are unlikely to return for next season following the expiration of their contracts at the end of the last campaign.

“I think we are a victim of our own success and this is a sign of success," Nuttall said, as reported by Prime News Ghana.

"It is positive that clubs outside are interested in our players.

“I don’t have a problem with it and we have to respect that the players are professionals who are looking for the best interest of themselves and their families. 

"I can only wish them well.”

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Talisman Winful Cobbinah, who is tied to the club until the end of next season, has also attracted offers from South Africa and Asia, according to reports.

The club's management has come under heavy criticism for the turn of events, as supporters have accused the hierarchy of "watching on" as contracts of the players in question expired.