aggborough news
30th january 2002 
Parfait's agony and Hadley's ecstasy

Parfait Medou-Otye has had more agony added to his disappointing season with the shock news that he has to retire from the game, albeit temporarily, because of a heart complaint.

He has been diagnosed as suffering from a heart condition called Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the hearts walls.

Although it is a heart condition it is not a serious one and can be reversed by a long period of rest of between 6 to 12 months.

During this rest period he will be continually monitored and then all being well be allowed to return to football.

It's not known if the club will continue to hold his registration while he is out of the game.

Parfait, who signed for the club from Greenock Morton in November 2000 told the official website earlier:
"It has come as a big shock for me as football has always been my life.
I was very happy at Kidderminster and I had hoped to stay but I now have my health to consider.

Iíd like to thank Jan and his backroom staff for all their help and support; the players and, of course, the fans.

I wish everyone well and I hope that Kidderminster go on and win promotion this season."

Jan Molby said:
"Itís an absolute tragedy for the lad.
Parfait was one of the fittest players in the squad and, at 25 years old, you would have expected him to have at least another ten years in the game.

He leaves the club with all our best wishes for the future."

The ecstasy has come for Stewart Hadley who has now joined Worcester City on a permanent basis.

He first went to Worcester on loan at the start of December and has been popping goals in for them regularly since then.

There was no fee involved in the deal and his going will release funds for Jan to work with.

Harriers Assistant Manager, Gary Barnett, told the official website:
"Stewartís done a terrific job here and was a big part of our Conference winning side, but now he needed to move on in order to continue his career.

Iím sure heíll do a great job at Worcester."

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