Emmanuel Nettey: Hearts of Oak midfielder joins Iraq Division 1 side Duhok SC

Hearts of Oak midfielder Emmanuel Nettey has successfully completed a move to Iraq division one side Duhok SC.

Emmanuel Nettey: Hearts of Oak midfielder joins Iraq Division 1 side Duhok SC

Nettey is reported to have joined the Asian club as a free agent following the expiration of his contract with Hearts on December 31, 2021.

The 30-year-old joined the Phobians from Inter Allies in 2019 and has been one of the club’s key players in the last three years.

He played an instrumental role as Samuel Boadu’s side ended their 12-year trophy drought by winning the league and FA Cup double last season.

Nettey was also a mainstay in the Hearts side that participated in the early stages of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederations Cup this term.

The midfielder will hope to use his experience to help Duhok SC in their bid to qualify to the Iraqi Premier League, having finished seventh in the division one league last season.

Meanwhile, Nettey is the second player to depart Hearts in the last few days after Raddy Ovouka’s imminent transfer.

On Tuesday, the club announced that an agreement has been reached with USL Championship side New Mexico United for the transfer of the Congolese left-back.

Hearts said the defender will join on an initial one-year loan deal with an option to be bought permanently.

“Accra Hearts of Oak has agreed with American based club, New Mexico United to transfer defender, Raddy Ovouka to them on a 1-year loan deal,” a statement from the Phobians said.

''The Congolese defender still remains a player of Hearts of Oak until New Mexico exercises the right to buy him permanently. We wish him well with his new club.''

Hearts haven’t had a great start to the 2021/2022 season, as they currently occupy ninth in the league.

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