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We will survive without Winful Cobbinah- Mark Noonan reveals

By Haruna Mubarak
Managing Director of Accra Hearts of Oak Mark Noonan
Managing Director of Accra Hearts of Oak Mark Noonan

Managing Director of Accra Hearts of Oak Mark Noonan, has rubbished claims that the Phobians will struggle following the departure of talisman Winful Cobbinah.

Winful Cobbinah moved to Albanian giants KF Tirana in the ongoing transfer window on 13, July 2018 on a three-year deal.

The club's supporters have raised concerns over the departure of the 26-year-old with many having the notion that it will be difficult replacing the skilful midfielder.

However, Mark Noonan who is the Managing Director of the club has played down those claims.

“We cannot dispute the fact that quality players are sold around the world and Hearts of Oak did a good business in selling Winful Cobbinah," Noonan told Joy sports.

"This is because the standard out there is much better than what we have here so it wasn't wrong that he left.

“However, replacing Cobbinah will not be a problem for Hearts. This is because we have two young players in the junior side who play just as he does and they will fill the void. We will survive without him,” he added.

Mark Noonan also revealed that Accra Hearts Oak are close to completing a multi-purpose training ground which will be commissioned in August.

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“The Phobian project remains paramount to me and work has already begun. We will get it as quickly as we can," he said.

"The first team will start training at the facility in August after it is opened and I expect it to be fully completed by the end of this year,” he added.

Accra Hearts of Oak appointed Mark Noonan who was a former Global Chief Commercial Officer for the World Surf League.

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