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Samudeen Ibrahim Blames Ex-Hearts of Oak CEO Mark Noonan For The Exit Of Some Key Players In The Team

Former Hearts of Oak midfielder Samudeen Ibrahim has lashed out on former club Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Noonan.

Samudeen believes the American football administrator was the brain behind the exit of some key players of the club during his reign as CEO.

Former club captain Thomas Abbey, striker Kwame Kizito, Vincent Atinga, Inusah Musah among others left after the expiration of their contracts and unwillingness to extend their stay.

And Samudeen who was part of the departed players under Noonan says he had no intention of leaving the club in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM.

“I don’t think a certain decision I made affected me negatively in my career. I believe in life, if you fail once, you have to try again and again until you succeed.

“I never intended to leave Accra Hearts of Oak, but there were problems and I know the club will tell you a different version of the story to suit their narrative. I never intended to leave, and they knew it, I was playing for my dream club but in life, things happen and you have to move on”

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“If the club wants to be honest, and they really want to blame someone with regards to how I left, they know they have to point fingers at one man called Mark Noonan. The club knows he was the reason why most of the players left the club”

“However, I think it is all part of football. Sometimes you take a step forward and two steps back and sometimes you take two steps forward and one step back.”

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