Asante Kotoko face demotion to Division One League

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Kumasi Asante have been ordered by the World football governing body FIFA to pay Tunisian side Esperance a whopping amount of $30,000.00.

Esperance reported Asante Kotoko to FIFA after Kotoko refused to comply with negotiation between the two Clubs when Emmanuel Clottey was transferred to Kotoko in 2015.

Emmanuel Clottey in 2015 cancelled his contract with Esperance prematurely to join Asante Kotoko, but FIFA ruled that he was at fault and Kotoko did no due diligence on the player, the club was handed a hefty fine of $180,000. A fine Kotoko didn’t settle.

In 2019, industrious midfielder Kwame Bonsu joined the Tunisian giants for an amount of $150,000 from Asante Kotoko. Esperance failed to make payment of the transfer fee.

Asante Kotoko deepened their own wounds when they instead reported the Tunisian giants to FIFA claiming Esperance haven’t still settled the transfer fee for Kwame Bonsu, but Esperance hit back reminding FIFA that the Porcupine Warriors haven’t still settled the $180,000 fine surrounding Emmanuel Clottey’s contentious transfer.

Speaking to Nhyira FM, vice President of CAF Champions League holders Walid Arem said “Kotoko have received a letter from FIFA which orders them to pay us $180,000 for the wrongful signing of Emmanuel Clottey,”

“We don’t owe them but rather they owe us $30,000 and they have to settle us before the date stated in the letter from FIFA”

“We bought Kwame Bonsu for $150,000 and they also owe us $180,000. We need the money badly, so we’re waiting for it.”

The Porcupine warriors have been ordered by FIFA to pay $30,000 to Esperance by April 6th or the Ghana FA will be ordered to relegate them to Division One League.

Asante Kotoko have received the letter from the world governing body and the Ghana FA has also been informed of the impending sanction.

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