Michael Helegbe’s move to Medeama has sparked massive anger among many Kotoko fans in Ghana.
The 28-year-old made a sensational switch to the Tarkwa-based side after only one and half season at the club.
There have been conflicting reports as to what might have triggered the decision of the ex-Liberty ace to leave the club, just months before they begin their continental campaign.
While reports have suggested he was allowed to leave so Kotoko could free their wage bill, management have also been accused of displaying gross negligence and incompetence in their handling of the matter.
GHANAsoccernet.com can reveal that Medeama agreed to pay the same amount as requested by the player from Kotoko officials and that is what has incensed many of their teeming fans for allowing one of their prize assets to leave on a platter.
Ex-Kotoko great Malik Jabir wasted no time in criticizing the club for their poor management skills which landed Helegbe in Tarkwa –a player who never really wanted to leave the club.
Kotoko promised to make massive signing during the second transfer window but have failed woefully in bringing in any quality addition with Rahim Ayew and Isaac Boakye the only notable faces.
For Medeama, the acquisition of the former Olympic football team captain is a positive vibe ahead of their debut campaign in the CAF Confederation Cup.
The former Guingamp man has bags of talents. He can be described as the rock of the midfield since his ability to hold possession and direct his teammates is crucial to his team staying focused.
He can break up swift attacks from the opposing teams with his tough tackling and timely interceptions.