Gladson Awako to stay put at Great Olympics

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Gladson Awako
Gladson Awako

Accra Great Olympics midfielder Gladson Awako will see out his contract with the club until the end of the current Ghana Premier League season before deciding on his future, a close aide has disclosed.

Awako has been linked with a move to giants Hearts of Oak or Asante Kotoko, with Medeama also said to be keen on acquiring the signature of one of the season's top performing players.

However, the 30-year-old says he has no plans of departing Olympics in the middle of the season, and could only consider his options at the end of the campaign.

A close aide of Awako told the Graphic Sports that the player has assured Olympics of his loyalty and also refuted reports linking him away from the club.

“He is not leaving the club in the middle of the season and that I can assure you,” the source said. “Awako will stay with Olympics till the end of the campaign and that I can assure you.

“He has assured the club and I believe he will only consider his options at the end of the season when he has helped the club achieve its target of finishing in the top four.”

Awako, who was named NASCO Ghana Premier League Player of the Month for December, has scored three times this season and his inspirational leadership helped the Wonder Club to beat giants Kotoko and Hearts in the first round of the league season.

As one of the best players in the league, the former TP Mazembe player's stock has risen, and he is said to be a top targeted of several local clubs.

As captain of Olympics, Awako has inspired Coach Annor Walker's side move up to the second position on the league log with 27 points in 16 matches following their 1-0 win against Berekum Chelsea in Accra last Sunday.

Olympics will travel to the Theatre of Dreams at Dawu on Sunday to lock horns with third-placed Dreams FC in one of the week's top fixtures.