Demotion to Division One looms for Asante Kotoko if they fail to pay Emmanuel Clottey transfer fine to Esperance by early next month
The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) will order the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to relegate Asante Kotoko from the Ghana Premier League by close of May 10 2020, if Kotoko fail to pay Esperance of Tunisia $240,000.
FIFA on Friday, April 10, ordered Asante Kotoko to pay Esperance of Tunisia, $240,000 following the transfer of striker Emmanuel Clottey to them in 2015.
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According to a verdict released by FIFA on Friday, Kotoko had been ordered to pay the Tunisian club $180,000 for the transfer of the player and additional $45,000 as interest on the figure.
In addition, Kotoko would pay the committee that sat on the case between the two sides over the transfer of the player $15,000 bringing the total figure to $240,000.
Asante Kotoko five years ago signed Clottey, for the Ghana Premier League, but the player was still having a running contract with Tunisian giants Esperance.
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The Tunisian side challenged Kotoko at FIFA leading to a prolonged legal tussle, with the world football body imposing a fine of $180,000 on Clottey for breach of contract.
Clottey, 2012 CAF Champions League top scorer has since had a legal battle with Kotoko at an Accra High Court in 2019, and the Court compelled the Porcupine Warriors to settle the FIFA imposed fine to Esperance on behalf of the former Berekum Chelsea striker. .