Hearts of Oak could have their energetic midfielder Benjamin Afutu available for the all important CAF Champions League group stage play-off game against Wydad Athletic Club.
Information reaching ghanasportspage.com indicates that the Phobians are closer than ever to reaching a contract extension agreement with fans favorite Afutu.
The former Karela United midfielder was a significant figure and won the hearts of the supporters with consistent performance that guided the club to end their 12 years wait for a league title and 21 years of winning the domestic double.
The Rainbow side has been in long talks with the player to the signed a new contract after his contract with the club run out at the end of the last term.
According to our sources, Hearts of Oak are willing to meet the player’s demand for GHC 9,000-10,000 as monthly salary as the club wants to keep until 2024.
Despite not having a binding contract at the moment, the reigning champions included the player in their champions league squad and could play against WAC next month, if he signs the extension in time.
Hearts will host the Moroccan giant in the first leg at the Accra Sports Stadium on October 17 with the second set between October 23 and 24.
Benjamin Afutu scored 7 in all competitions for Hearts of Oak all with the head.