Former Accra Hearts of Oak captain Thomas Abbey has written a farewell message to fans of the club after joining Egyptian club Ismaily earlier this week.
Abbey, 24, moves to Ismaily on a free transfer which came on the back of a superb season with Hearts of Oak last season, bagging 13 goals in 28 matches.Follow @Graphicgh
He spent six years with the Phobians in Accra after joining from Windy Professionals.
Abbey in a post on Facebook expressed gratitude to the club's fans, management and journalists during his stint with the team.
Read his entire post below;
Thank you for your support l do not even know where to start but I am happy to inform you that I have joined lsmaily club of Egypt after six great years with Accra Hearts of Oak. I came to Hearts as a young boy but I was given the opportunity to reach the very top of our game. when I joined Hearts from Windy Professionals, little did I know I would be here for this long and I am grateful to God for how far the Almighty has brought me. I want to thank each and everyone of you for the support you have given me over the years because I know without your support,l wouldn't be here today. I also want to thank all the players I played with at Accra Hearts of Oak from my first training to the last. Big thanks to all the coaches and technical staff members who helped me and the entire team at the club. I am very grateful to the big men of Accra Hearts of Oak both present and former who in diverse ways helped me to join this club and play for this great club. I have been lucky to play with some very good players at Hearts and I thank each of them for their encouragement and support. Finally, I say a big thank you to the fans of this great club. You made me know the true value of representing this club and I hope in my small way I was able to pay you back on the field of play. I thank everyone including media men and journalists and all stakeholders of our beautiful game. I wish Hearts of Oak great success in the coming season and it's my prayer that we win the league next year. Thank you, Thank you. Thomas Abbey.