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Gladson Awako to get contract extension at Great Olympics

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Gladson Awako
Gladson Awako

Accra Great Olympics are in talks to extend the contract of influential midfielder, Gladson Awako, ahead of the commencement of the new Ghana Premier League (GPL) season.

The Wonder Club are looking forward to tie Awako down to a long contract following series of engagements between both parties.

Awako told the Graphic Sports that he was looking forward to return to action with Olympics and looks forward to an imminent agreement for his contract extension.

“I am in talks with Olympics to extend my contract but nothing is concrete yet,” Awako told Graphic Sports. “We will know what happens when we finalise the agreement.

“I can’t promise anything yet but Olympics is one of the biggest clubs in the country and I’m ready to play for them in the upcoming season,” he added.

Awako returned to Ghana from US to sign a one year deal with Olympics having spent the 2017-2018 season with Phoenix Rising FC.

The 29-year-old spent five seasons with Congolese giants TP Mazembe where he achieved much success both domestically and continentally.

When asked about his decision to return home, the former U-20 World Cup winner said he joined Olymmpics to contribute to the growth of the GPL.

He called on Ghanaian players abroad to emulate Brazilians by coming back home to contribute to the betterment of the league by making it attractive.

“It is good to always to play where you are loved and I feel appreciated back home. My decision to come here was to contribute to the growth and excitement of the league.

“I want to call on foreign-based players to return back home to play for Ghanaian clubs at certain stages of their careers,” Awako said.