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Noonan: Hearts of Oak will survive without Cobbinah

The Rainbow club’s chief believes the exit of their former midfield talisman will not have any negative impact on their course following fans displeasure over his sale

Hearts of Oak Managing Director Mark Noonan has said the departure of mercurial midfielder Winful Cobbinah will not affect them.

The 26-year-old talented playmaker was transferred to Albanian club  KF Tirana by the Capital-based club for an undisclosed fee last week.

However, the sale of the Black Stars B man has not gone down well with the club’s faithful, but their boss has assured them of success following the departure of their midfield linchpin.

“We cannot dispute the fact that quality players are sold around the world and Hearts of Oak did a good business in selling Winful Cobbinah,” the American-import MD told Joy Sports

He continued: ” This is because the standard out there is much better than what we have here so it wasn’t wrong that he left,”

“However, replacing Cobbinah will not be a problem for Hearts. This is because we have two young players in the junior side who play just as he does and they will fill the void. We will survive without him.”

Noonan spoke about the multi-purpose edifice of the Pobiman project and says it will be commissioned in August.

“The Pobiman project remains paramount to me and work has already begun. We will get it as quickly as we can

“The first team will start training at the facility in August after it is opened and I expect it to be fully completed by the end of this year,” the erudite football administrator revealed.

Cobbinah came close to sealing a deal with Danish lower-tier side Viborg FF earlier this year but the deal failed to materialise due to the financial disagreement between both parties.

By Hassan Alhassan ( For more sports news and updates, follow on Twitter at @Herosportsgh and on Facebook at Herosportsgh. )    



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