Asante Kotoko in hot waters as Thunder FC threaten to report club to FIFA

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Kumasi Asante Kotoko could find themselves in yet another legal tussle as Division Two side Thunder FC is threatening to report the club to the world football governing body FIFA over the unpaid transfer fee of left back Ibrahim Moro.

The defender joined the Porcupine Warriors last year in a fee reported to be around Gh¢ 240,000.

Speaking to Oyerepa FM in an interview, the bankroller of the club Alhaji Nash disclosed that his outfit are yet to receive the transfer fee for the highly rated left back.

“We have officially written to Kotoko demanding the transfer fee of Ibrahim Imoro with a ten-day ultimatum. I have been advised by my lawyers to report Asante Kotoko to FIFA and CAF for the unpaid transfer fee of my boy [Ibrahim Imoro],” he said.

“Kotoko and coach Maxwell Konadu contacted me for the service of Imoro. We agreed on a transfer fee of Gh¢240,000 but they have refused to pay us after rejecting an initial payment [Gh¢ 35,000] which was a peanut.

He added, “I rejected the initial payment of Gh¢ 35,000 because they paid less of the signing-on fee agreed with the player. We all agreed that his signing-on fee to be paid annually was Gh¢ 40,000 but they decided to pay only Gh¢ 10,000.”

“The player was signed on a four-year deal which cost Gh¢240,000. Ibrahim Imoro was to received Gh¢160,000 and my club was to be paid Gh¢ 80,000 per the contract we all signed.

“The club’s Chief Executive Officer, Nana Gyambibi Coker has not been responding to my calls. The best option for my outfit is to report them to FIFA and CAF. We have informed the Ghana FA with letters on the issue.”

Ibrahim Moro was an integral member of the Black Stars “B” team that finished second in last year’s WAFU tournament in Senegal.

The highly rated left back has featured in 11 league games and scored a goal for the Porcupine Warriors in the suspended league season due to the coronavirus pandemic. He was named the club’s player of the month in the month of February.

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