Benjamin Afutu has been included in Hearts of Oak’s CAF Champions League squad, Primenews can confirm.
Negotiations to renew Afutu’s expiring deal have been deadlocked for over a year, but the situation did not deter head coach Samuel Boadu from including him in his 36-man squad for the qualifying stage of the competition.
His inclusion gives hint that the club has not given up in their attempts to renew the player’s contract.
Aside Afutu’s Hearts’ squad is dominated by the squad that won the league and cup double in the just-ended season while there are spots for some new boys.
Recently recruited players, Gladson Awako, Enoch Asubonteng, Isaac Agyenim Boateng, Kofi Kordzi, Suraj Seidu and Salim Adams were also included.
Find Below Hearts of Oak’s 36-man squad list for CAF Champions League
Richard Attah, Richmond Ayi, Richard Baidoo, Ben Mensah, Benjamin Nana Yeboah
Fatawu Mohammed, Mohammed Alhassan, Nuru Sulley, James Sewornu, Caleb Amankwah, Sumaila Larry, Raddy Ovouka, Robert Addo Sowah, William Dankyi
Emmanuel Nettey, Frederick Ansah Botchway, Gladson Awako, Benjamin Afutu Kotey, Patrick Razak, Ibrahim Salifu, Salim Adams, Michelle Sarpong, Enock Asubonteng, Daniel Yeboah, Bernard Obuo, Anwar Abdul Basit
Victor Aidoo, Razak Ali, Isaac Mensah, Kwadwo Obeng Jnr., Afriyie Barnieh, Kofi Kordzi, Franklin Owusu, Suraj Seidu, Isaac Agyenim Boateng, Issah Abukah Issifu