Ghana Premier League winners Accra Hearts of Oak SC are said to be interested in the signing of five new players to beef up their squad ahead of representing Ghana in the next season CAF Inter-club competition.
According to the various media report circulating in the media landscape, the Phobians are keen to secure the services of the five players before the transfer window in Ghana officially opens.
Former Black Stars third choice goalkeeper, Felix Annan has popped up in the five players shortlisted by the 2020-21 Ghana Premier League as reported by the media in Ghana.
Annan lost his spot to Kwame Baah in the truncated league but reclaimed his spot at the beginning of the 2020-21 campaign before suffering an unfortunate ankle injury in a game against Berekum Chelsea.
Upon his return from injury, his lost number one spot was occupied by former West African Football Academy (WAFA) SC graduate Razak Abalora and had to settle for a place on the bench.
Despite his lack of minutes at Kumasi Asante Kotoko SC, Annan is undoubtedly one of the best shot stoppers in the country with an enormous technical qualities.
The Accra-based team is said to be interested in poaching the 26-year-old goalie from arch rivals Asante Kotoko for the upcoming 2021-22 Ghana Premier League and CAF Champions League.
Another player on the list is Gladson Awako, Accra Great Olympics captain and talisman who helped the DADE Boys to finish in the top half of the just ended Ghana top-flight league.
The 30-year-old Ghanaian playmaker scored six goals and provided five assists in the league and won the MVP awards on five occasions which has made him a top target for the Rainbow Boys.
Karela United FC striker, Diawisie Taylor has also popped up on the radars of the Ghana champions as they aim to build a formidable side for both domestic and continental competitions respectively.
Taylor, 21, scored 18 goals in the 2020-21 Ghana Premier League season and ended the season as the most prolific goal scorer on the local scene and won the goal king gong at the end of the season for the first time in his career.
With his stellar display in the league, coach CK Akonnor invited him to join the 30-man squad in March when the Black Stars played against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe in the AFCON qualifiers.
The fourth player on the wish list of the Phobians is Kumasi King Faisal FC marksman, Kwame Peprah who helped the Insha Allah Boys to keep their Premier League status for another season in the top-flight league in Ghana.
The 21-year-old Ghanaian attacker was the best player for the Green and Whites this season and provided some superlative performances in the Ghana Premier League to wow many football loving fans and enthusiasts.
Peprah ended the season as the only player to score and provide double figures for goals and assists as he bagged 12 goals and provided 10 assists to take his total goal contribution to 22 at the end of the campaign.
In the middle of the season, Hearts of Oak SC, Kumasi Asante Kotoko SC and Dreams FC were all after the signature of the young striker who opted to stay and help the Sensational Lads to escape relegation.
The player who completes the list is one of the most underrated or undervalued in the local game but is one of the best midfield players in the Ghana Premier League.
Moro Salifu is a combative and a box-to-box midfielder with the ability to solidify the middle part of the field to allow his colleagues to play with freedom and have the ability to go forward.
Moro, who’s the captain of Bechem United had a great season with the hunters and is one of the players the Phobians are chasing.
Moro earned a Black Stars call-up after his impressive, consistent and dazzling display and also featured when Ghana played Uzbekistan in an international friendly.
The Phobians are in the market and have penciled down these five players as their prime target to boost their squad and get the strength in depth to be able to compete favorably in the continental showpiece for clubs in Africa.
Hearts of Oak ended their 12 year wait for a trophy this season as they clinch the league title for the first time since 2009.
The Phobians could end the season with a double by winning the FA Cup tournament, but first they must over come Elmina Sharks in the Quarter-Finals.