Razak lands in Conakry to sign for Horoya

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Patrick Razak (middle) made the trip with Dr Manfred Takyi and Dr Harrison Tetteh

Accra Hearts of Oak enterprising winger, Patrick Razak on Sunday left Accra for Conakry to append his signature to a two-year deal with Guinean giants, Horoya Athletic Club, after he was released by the Phobians last week.

Razak, who made the trip in the company of Dr Manfred Takyi and Dr Harrison Tetteh, CEO and Deputy CEO of Joy Industries Limited respectively, will arrive in the Guinean capital in good time to sign the contract ahead of CAF's deadline for registration of players, which ends on October 10.

FC Horoya are participating in the CAF champions League and have requested the services of the  winger to beef up the squad for the continental competition.

Legal counsel for Razak and Spokesperson for Joy Industries Limited, Mr Francis Polley, who confirmed this to the Graphic Sports Online, noted that the negotiations were fruitful, with Horoya agreeing to part with a substantial amount for the player. He would not disclose the amount, though.

"Hearts of Oak have released him after positive negotiations with Horoya so they left this morning to Guinea to sign the contract and it's for two years," said Mr Polley confirmed to the Graphic Sports Online on Sunday, October 7.

"I can't reveal the exact amount involved in the transfer, but I can say that the offer is good and it’s sufficient for today.

“ It is a very good deal for him. It is a fee that is more than any Ghanaian club is offering their players," he added.


Patrick Razak

Commenting on the player’s purported move to Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Mr Polley said: "I hear people saying Razak is going to Kotoko, but no Kotoko official has contacted me for the services of the player. Now he is gone, so all those links to Kotoko were just rumours."

Earlier this year, Horoya AC made frantic efforts to recruit the player but their offer was rejected by Hearts, as they intended to keep him for another season.

Razak joined Hearts from Division One side, Tamale Utrecht during the 2015/2016 league season and has been in top form for the Phobians and the national team, Black Stars B, helping them win the WAFU cup of Nations held at Cape Coast last year.