KF Tirana midfielder Winful Cobbinah has denied Thomas Abbey's recent comments on Hearts of Oak's defeat to arch-rivals Asante Kotoko in the 2017 MTN FA Cup final.
The Porcupine Warriors thrashed the Phobians 3-1 courtesy Saddick Adams's first-half hat-trick that propelled them to a ninth FA Cup triumph at the Tamale Sports stadium.
Abbey, speaking in an interview with Angel FM, said that Hearts players refused to train ahead of the finals in Tamale because the club failed to pay their salaries and bonuses for three months.
However, Cobbinah, who played with him at the final says the former club skipper is frustrated because Hearts of Oak rejected his return to the club a few months ago.
"He [Thomas Abbey] should put any player into problem because we have no knowledge about what he said in the interview," he told Kumasi based Oyerepa FM.
"I think he is frustrated because Hearts of Oak rejected his return to the club a few months ago"
''Does Abbey thinks we were like him who chose money over Hearts of Oak" the FK Tirana angrily quizzed.
"I don't even remember Hearts of Oak owned us three months ahead of the 2017 MTN FA Cup match against Kotoko. It's not true"