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Hearts coach Herbert Addo to prune down squad to thirty on Monday

Herbert Addo with his players at Friday morning's training session

Herbert Addo with his players at Friday morning’s training session

Hearts of Oak will trim their squad to thirty (30) players on Monday ahead of the commencement of the registration process for the new Premier League season.

New coach Herbert Addo broke the news to the players after Friday’s training session at the ATTC Park in Accra.

Over 40 players are currently training with the Phobians – some with the hope of landing permanent deals with the side.

Some players already on the books of the Accra-based club are at risk of getting chopped off once coach Herbert Addo wields his axe.

The former Asante Kotoko, AshantiGold and Inter Allies coach is expected to present his final list of 30 players to the board on Monday for ratification.

“The technical team in consultation with the board will cut the team down to 30 players,” Addo told the players after Friday morning’s training session.

“If you happen to be one of those who don’t make the squad, it doesn’t mean it’s over for you or even that you are not a good enough player.

“We have a limit of players we can work with and that is why we need to make this decision.

“You will have opportunities elsewhere and when they come, accept them – even if it is at a lower club so that you can improve yourself.”

Hearts of Oak are determined to wrestle back the Premier League trophy from their fiercest rivals Asante Kotoko in the coming season.

The Phobians have not won their Premier League title since their last domestic triumph in 2009.

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