HEREFORD have lost midfielder Maziar Kouhyar after an approach from a fellow National League North side.

The Bulls had offered him a contract for next season.

Afghanistan international Kouhyar signed for the Bulls in March 2021 after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury.

He has become a regular starter in Josh Gowling's squad since Christmas and has had scouts come to watch him play.

Kouhyar made 30 appearences for the Bulls this season making 22 starts and scoring five times.

This comes just a month after striker Jaanai Gordon left Hereford to join fellow National League North side Brackley.

Both players were on non-contract deals at Hereford which has meant they have left for free.


Kouhyar played in Hereford's 1-1 draw against Darlington on Saturday before informing the club he was leaving.

Speaking about Kouhyar’s departure, Hereford FC chairman, Jon Hale told the club's website: “We are extremely disappointed that Maz has decided to move on. "Just over five weeks ago, we offered him a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season as we started to think beyond this season towards the make-up of our squad looking forward to next year.

"Unfortunately, despite the contract offer appearing to be well received, we have since been unable to finalise the deal with Maz and his representatives and while we were given the impression he would stay with us till the end of the season, after Saturday’s draw with Darlington he informed the manager that he would be moving on immediately.”