Ollenu Extends Contract with Hearts contract until 2016

first_imgMidfielder Ashittey Ollenu Haderu has extended his contract with Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club Limited.The prodigy, in the company of his father, other close relations, and his agent agreed a 2-year contract extension starting from next season. Accompanied by his father Hakim Nii Amaa Ollenu, uncles Nii Amaa Ollenu Junior and Odiko Ollenu, cousin Gilbert Ashittey Ollenu, and manager Mike Annang, the precocious star penned the 2-year deal with Accra Hearts of Oak at the club’s Secretariat this afternoon.Ollenu, who joined the Club on 17th September,2011, broke into the first team in the latter part of the 2011/12 season having spent a few months in the junior team.He was handed his league debut by C.K Akonnor against Wassaman United, and it was a dream debut for the youngster who won a penalty for Osei Bonsu to convert to make the scoreline 3-0.Ollenu continued his good form by winning a penalty, converted by Bonsu in the first six minutes of the game, and scoring his first goal for Accra Hearts of Oak in a 4-1 win over Elmina Sharks in the FA Cup in only his second appearance, and first full start.The youngster got his first league goal in a 4-0 win over Berekum Arsenals on the final day of the 2011/12 season.However, the gifted dribbler scored only twice and provided seven assists in the 2012/13 season in all competitions, netting back-to-back against Liberty Professionals and Amidaus Professionals in the match-day 8 and 9 respectively.The 19-year old is yet to score in the new season, but he was brought down in the penalty box for Robin Gnagne to score Hearts of Oak’s second in the 2-0 win over Liberty Professionals. Hearts of Oak is happy to renew its contract with Ashittey Ollenu, and are looking to the youngster’s continued progression and development over the coming years.last_img read more

Ryan Kalil on why he signed with Jets: ‘I just felt like I had more football’

first_imgIt appeared like Ryan Kalil’s time in the NFL was over after 2018, but the star center surprisingly decided to join the Jets for one season after realizing he had more in the tank.Kalil, who spent the first 12 seasons of his professional career with the Panthers, shed light on his choice Saturday. “I just had a hard time moving on,” Kalil said, via NorthJersey.com. “I had a hard time turning the page. … Especially after coming off 2018 healthy, feeling great, feeling spry again, I just felt like I had more football.”Kalil retired with Carolina in December and moved back to southern California, where he’s from. But the gridiron kept calling him back. Related News Andrew Luck injury update: Colts quarterback (calf) will miss practices leading up to preseason opener Training camp? What training camp? Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield shotguns beer during Indians gamecenter_img “Started living the beach life a little bit,” Kalil said. “Getting back ingrained with the community where I grew up. And March came around and I just started getting the itch again.” Kalil, 34, signed a one-year, $8.4 million deal with the Jets. He’ll have to meet some incentives to get all that money, but the five-time Pro-Bowl player didn’t take much of a pay cut — he made $9.75 million in 2018. New York is optimistic he can help it improve from last year’s 4-12 season. It it added a top-tier running back in Le’Veon Bell over the offseason and has a promising young quarterback in Sam Darnold.“This was (a) unique opportunity with an unbelievable person and player,” Jets general manager Joe Douglas said. “I can’t tell you how excited I am that Ryan chose to be here.”last_img read more