Ex-Ghana star Christian Saba reveals late Sam Arday made him choose Hearts over Okwahu

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 Source: Ghana Soccernet

Former Ghana youth international, Christian Saba has said he had to seek the blessings of Sam Arday in choosing Accra Hearts of Oak SC over Okwahu United in 1994.

The FIFA U-17 World Cup winner was torn between the decision of joining his senior brother Robert and mentor Offei Ansah at Hearts and national team coach Sam Arday's Okwahu United.

“I discussed it with Ofei-Ansah and he told me I had to choose Hearts. So in a friendly game between Okwahu United and my SSNIT team, Arday was informed and he gave his blessings," he told godfred.substack.com.

"That is how I became a Hearts of Oak player. Quite a few people in our neighbourhood at the time told my brother, Robert that we had made the wrong decision. Hearts at the time had Sam Johnson, Armah, Dowuona and Nettey. He shut those talks down though”.

Saba did not stay at Hearts of Oak for long after earning a mammoth move to Bayern Munich following his impressive performance at the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations in Mali in 1995.

Source: Ghana Soccernet
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