Great Olympics captain, Jamaldeen Haruna has told Africa-foot.com’s Adamu Muftawu that, the services of former skipper, Gladson Awako is greatly missed.
Awako left Great Olympics in August to join city rivals, Accra Hearts of Oak in a protracted 2-year deal but is yet to kick a ball for the defending champions this term.
The 30-year-old’s exit from the “Dade Boys” has since created a huge void in coach Annor Walker’s set up – leaving a deficit in their attack.
Jamaldeen Haruna, who has now taken the leadership mantle at the two time champions, has conceded that, Awako’s absence has hit them hard.
“Well, talking about [Gladson] Awako, I wont lie, we miss him but it’s football.
“Once you are playing, you are going forward; players will come, players will go.
“But one thing is, a team has to have a rhythm, play by a rhythm.
“We don’t build a team around one player. So we miss him but we are going, we are going.” Jamaldeen Haruna told Africa-foot.com.
The former TP Mazembe forward is yet to feature for any club this season due to a contractual tango between his current club, Hearts of Oak and former, Great Olympics.
He has however returned to the 21 time league champions after the intervention of Teshie Youth chief, Original Nii Martey Laryea I last month with the monetary issues now resolved.
With a rich domestic, continental and global experience, Awako will be a good addition to Samuel Boadu’s squad who are yet to record a win in four Ghana Premier League games.
The Phobians have also been kicked out of the CAF Confederation Cup by Algeria side, Jeunesse Sportive de Saoura.
The 2000 CAF Champions League winners defeated JS Saoura 2-0 in Accra but were hammered 4-0 in the second leg to exit on a 4-2 aggregate.
They will now shift focus to the 2021/22 league season where they have two matches – against Berekum Chelsea and Medeama in weeks five and six outstanding.
They have managed just three draws against Legon Cities FC, WAFA and Aduana Stars and one defeat at AshantiGold.