The former FA Cup winner is optimistic the Phobians will be able to achieve success in the new season despite the departure of one of the fans favourites
Hearts of Oak striker Abednego Tetteh has urged the club’s supporters to remain calm despite the departure of star forward Joseph Esso.
According to Tetteh, despite the club failingto extend Esso’s contract when it ran out in July, the current squad will be able to achieve success without him amid his qualities since someone within the squad will fill in his shoe to help the Phobians end their long run without a major trophy since they lifted the Premier League title in 2009.
“Whatever happens in life is good. At times, we don’t understand why certain things do happen in this world but we all know Esso is not a child, he’s a grown-up and knows what is good for him,” Tetteh told Hello FM.
“If he feels like playing for Hearts again or travel abroad that is good for him. We all hope to progress in life. Howeve, I think we should all forget about his departure because will we call him to come and play if he dies?
“We should take it like we have lost something that we’ll not get again and focus on the league when football returns after the long break,” he said.
He added: “No one can dispute Esso’s talent. Although I have a not played with him in games before and only watched him, I must say he is a good player. His presence could help us win the league or lose it as well.
“We will discover someone in his absence. It’s an opportunity for someone too. No one knew Daniel Aftiyie before the truncated league began. There are others who don’t get a chance to play because of Esso.”
According to reports in the local media, Esso could join rivals Asante Kotoko following the appointment of Nana Yaw Amponsah as the new chief executive officer of the club.