President of New Edubiase United, Abdul Salam Yakubu, has rejected suggestions that Fuseini and Alhassan Nuhu were booted out of AshGold SC for lack of performance.
The twin brothers moved to the Len Clay stadium from New Edubiase United at the start of last season, but after a subdued season with the team, where they failed to make an impact in the team as the club failed to replicate the form that won them the league title the previous season, they were shown the exit door.
And this has prompted the bankroller of New Edubiase United to leap to the defense of his former players by claiming that their departure from the club was a mutual agreement between his outfit and AshGold.
“If you don’t want to work with someone again, I think that’s the way to do things because I feel the treatment AshGold meted out to the boys was appalling. However, having said that, I think that’s part of life,” said Abdul Salam Yakubu on Happy FM.
“No one can tell me on the field of play, the boys are not good. Their supporters can testify that the boys are good. We gave them three players in the off-season, the Nuhu brothers and Emmanuel Nti Mensah and one played two games in their Africa campaign and the other two played a combined game of thirty matches in the league.
They faced so many problems in the team that’s why we had to mutually agree to terminate their contracts, but not to say the boys are not of high quality.
“They’re back with us now and we are more than happy to receive them, but that’s not to say they will play for New Edubiase next season in the division one and it pisses me off to hear that they left AshGold because of their performance, no I won’t allow that.”
New Edubiase United were relegated from the Ghana Premier League last season while AshGold finished in lowly 11th place with 40 points.