Reports that Eastern Company SC have terminated Benjamin Afutu’s contract are untrue, according to the agent.
Benjamin Afutu will be traveling to Egypt in the near future.
The representative for Benjamin Afutu, Daniel Tackie, has refuted rumors that his client’s contract with the Egyptian side Eastern Company SC had been terminated. The rumors suggested that the contract had been canceled.
The former Hearts of Oak midfielder is said to have left the North African side after only nine months of playing for them, according to reports.
This season, Afutu has had a difficult time getting playing time, as he has only appeared in eight games for the club, accumulating a total of 426 minutes in the Egypt Premier League.
Daniel Tackie explains in an interview with Accra-based Angel FM that Eastern Company SC has not terminated Benjamin Afutu’s contract, and that Afutu is not currently in Ghana to play for any local club. Tackie made this statement.
And Afutu is not in Ghana to play for any local club, he added. “No sensible football club will terminate their best player’s contract,” he said. “Afutu is here for a valid reason, and by next week everybody will know about it.”
Afutu joined Eastern Company in September 2021 after assisting Hearts of Oak in winning the Ghana Premier League and the MTN FA Cup; however, he has struggled to adjust to life in the north African country since his arrival.
He came to them as a free agent and signed a contract with them for the next three years.
Afutu has had a difficult time getting playing time for the club, as he has only appeared in eight games, for a total of 426 minutes, during the current season of the Egypt Premier League.
The explosive midfielder was a crucial part of Hearts of Oak’s double championship run from the previous season. He participated in 29 contests and tallied five goals.
Afutu was wanted to remain with Hearts of Oak, but the club was unable to meet his demands and had to give him permission to leave on a free transfer.
He moved to Karela United in 2018 and spent the next three years playing for Hearts of Oak before leaving.