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FIFA orders Club Africain to pay $79,201 to Derrick Sasraku or face a ban

The legal tussle in football between Ghana and Tunisia continues following the decision from the highest football governing body FIFA asking Club Africain to pay an amount of $79,201 with interest to Derrick Sasraku for illegally terminating his contract early this year.

The 25 year old forward completed a move to the Tunisian giants in August 2018 from Aduana Stars after a stellar output in the Ghanaian top flight and the CAF Confederations Cup. However, he had his contract terminated in the North African country in February this year.

The issue was presided over by the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber headed by Chairman Geoff Thompson and two other members. The player in question Derrick Sasraku was represented by Yussif Alhassan Chibsah whereas Africain were also represented by Abdelhamid Abed.

Following the final ruling which was released in April this year, the claimant Derrick Sasraku’s case has been heard thereby giving Club Africain a 45-day ultimatum to settle the Ghanaian or will face a transfer ban.

The decision signed by Chief Legal & Compliance Officer Emilio García Silvero read:

”The Respondent, Club Africain, has to pay to the Claimant, within 45 days as from the date of notification of this decision, the amount of USD 79,201 plus interest.

”The Respondent has to pay to the claimant the amount of USD 450 corresponding to a flight ticket from Tunis to Accra.

”The Respondent has to pay the Claimant compensation for breach of contract in the amount of USD 47,038 plus 18% interest p.a. as from 24 January 2020 until the date of effective payment.”

Derrick Sasraku 25, made 11 top flight appearances in the Tunisian league since joining in 2018. He has currently signed for Ghanaian outfit Medeama SC on a free transfer.

By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim

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