The world’s highest football governing body, FIFA has given out their final ruling on the long standing legal tussle pitting Asante Kotoko and Tunisian giant Esperance de Tunis over the wrongful signing of Emmanuel Clottey.
After the final verdict, the Federation International Football Association have ordered the Porcupine Warriors to pay an amount of $240,000 after being found guilty on the matter.
Back in 2015, Asante Kotoko signed Emmanuel Clottey who was already having an existing contract with Esperance. The Gold and Bloods since then are requesting $180,000 from Kotoko since the player was still under contract with them which Kotoko also refused to pay.
After considering everything, a source from Kumasi based Light FM states FIFA have ordered the “Kum Apem” lads to make full payment of what Esperance were demanding thus the $180,000 including an interest of $45,000. Again, Kotoko will also settle the committee that presided on the case with $15,000 making it a total of $240,000.
The Ghanaian giant have until 10th May, 2020 to make full payment of the money else they will be facing a demotion into the division one league, ordained by FIFA.
However, former Asante Kotoko midfielder Kwame Bonsu also crossed carpet to join Esperance in July 2019 with the champions league holders expected to pay $150,000 for his service which still remains on hold.
By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim