Tema Youth chief Wilfred Osei has slammed Hearts of Oak for allowing goalkeeper Ernest Sowah to join Ghana Premier League rivals Asante Kotoko.

Hearts were understood to be the front-runners to land the former Berekum Chelsea shot-stopper – who is a product of the Ghanaian second-tier side

However, they had their hopes of landing the experienced glovesman dashed last week after he completed a three-year deal with the Ghanaian title record holders.

Hearts’ failure to land Sowah has perplexed many, including Tema Youth Sporting Director, who believes the Phobians have made a big mistake by not signing the goalkeeper.

“I will say that Ernest Sowah would have better off with Hearts of Oak than Asante Kotoko,” he told Accra-based Starr FM

“When you look at the Hearts of Oak team last season, they were finding it difficult to get a solid backline and I was surprised when they allowed Sowah to slip easily through their hands.

“Whatever Hearts of Oak should have done everything to get him.”

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