Kumasi Asante Kotoko have written to the (GFA) in response to the Players’ Status Committee’s (PSC) decisions on four cases concerning the club and four of it former players over unilateral termination of their contracts.
The GFA on Monday, January 25, 2021, forwarded to Asante Kotoko the ruling of the PSC on four separate petitions filed by the Asante Kotoko former players; Abass Mohammed, Mathew Kelvin Andoh, Stephen Tetteh Aryiku and Evans Owusu.
The aforementioned players had petitioned the PSC on the Club’s unilateral termination of their contracts. They soughed for the PSC to rule on the payment of their outstanding salaries and signing on fees.
PSC after sitting on the case ruled in favor of the players, it ordered Kotoko to pay a total amount of GH¢ 197,800 in enticement fees and salaries to the four players. An amount expected to be paid in the next 14 days.
Kotoko were further banned from registering any player domestically for the next registration period and a fine of GH¢ 10,000 was imposed on the club.
In a swift reaction, Asante Kotoko have today, Tuesday, January 26, 2021, written to the GFA stating they do not agree to the decisions of the PSC and have resolved to file for an appeal. Kotoko went further to ask the GFA on the legal roadmap to use in filing the appeal.
“As we earlier indicated we do not agree to the decisions of the Players Status Committee (PSC) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and have resolved to file an appeal. We however note quite unfortunate that there are no procedural rules concerning a roadmap for the filing of an appeal and a clear law to invoke the jurisdiction of the GFA Appeals Committee.”
“In the circumstance, we kindly request you to advise us on the legal roadmap to use concerning our decision to file an appeal against the above-mentioned decisions,” part of the letter from Kotoko to GFA read.
Read Kotoko’s reply below: