Goalkeeper Sammy Adjei has thrown doubt over his Hearts future after newspaper claims of an angry training-ground confrontation with midfielder Esme Mends.
The Daily Guide report that Mends implored the former Ashdod FC shot-stopper to offer an unqualified apology to goalkeepers’ trainer Abubakar Damba.
He is reported to have abused him verbally for questioning his competence.
The pair engaged in hot exchanges which resulted in some ‘upper cut’ blows over Adjei’s refusal to show remorse.
Damba is reported to have lamented about the poor goalkeeping mistakes by Adjei which cost them the heavy defeat at the Tema sports stadium.
The 32-year-old did not take kindly to the comment and reportedly questioned Damba’s track record as a goalkeeper during his days with the Black Stars and why he singled him out for a total disgusting team performance.
It is the latest episode in a sorry season for Adjei, who has conceded 10 goals in five matches.
The locker-room unrest in the team could derail their chances of reclaiming the Premier League crown which has remained elusive for the past three seasons.
With confidence at the lowest ebb and the future of head coach CK Akunnor uncertain, the least thing the Phobians won’t tolerate at this crucial time will be indiscipline in the team.
Hearts are hovering around the relegation zone with a paltry four points from a possible 15.