Our midfielder did not ask Efia Odo for Momo - Hearts

BY: Kweku Zurek
Abdul Manaf Umar
Abdul Manaf Umar

Ghana Premier League giants Accra Hearts of Oak have denied media reports that their midfielder participated in actress Efia Odo's Twitter cash giveaway.

Efia Odo (real name Andrea Owusu) like she had done previously, took to her Twitter handle on Wednesday to announce that she would be sending some money to 10 of her followers who commented with their mobile money numbers under her post.

The Twitter account of Hearts' Abdul Manaf Umar was among the hundreds to reply with a mobile number.  Within minutes, some eagle-eyed Twitter users caught-up with the development which has now gone viral on some sports blogs.

However, the club in a Tweet said Manaf's account had been hacked.

Hearts posted: "Fake news! Manaf Umar never made money request. Our midfielder never requested for money from Ghanaian actress Efia Odo. His Twitter account was hacked in making this request. Please disregard the report".

The Ghana Premier League has been suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and many clubs are feeling the pinch financially.

Hearts on April 27 said the club had not determined a salary cut for its players, adding that "Any decision will be done internally and professionally with our players".