Thomas Abbey has apologised to Hearts of Oak fans over his comment stating that the team lost to Asante Kotoko in the 2017 MTN FA Cup final due to monetary issues.
Abbey who was the captain on the day in a recent interview stated that the team was owed 3 months salaries and bonuses which contributed to their 3-1 defeat to their arch-rivals.
A statement he has received a lot of backlash from most of his teammate and the Phobians fans. Speaking to Fox FM, the 28-year-old asked for forgiveness.
“I did not make the comment with any bad intentions but was asked about the factors which led to our loss to Kotoko which included unpaid salaries, winning bonuses and contract renewal of some players. It was an off-air interview, I was recorded secretly.
“I will like to plead on all fans of Hearts of Oak to forgive me. I had no bad intentions regarding my comments. I had no issue with the team during my playing days, they treated me very well. They should forgive me.
Abbey added that contrary to assertions that he did not impose himself in the game, he said he gave his all which even resulted in him scoring the only goal for the club.
“I am really sad and feels so sorry for making that comment, I said it with a good heart but with no bad intentions. We did not take any money from anyone before the game As I have already told you earlier, we were down spiritually before leaving Accra for Tamale. If I played softly you would have noticed, I even scored our consolation goal on the day.
“I know the Hearts family is really worried and sad with the comments I made but I will plead with them to find a place in their hearts to forgive me. There was unpaid salaries and bonuses but we were given the money after the game.”