The World football governing body FIFA has changed the penalty that would be imposed on Asante Kotoko should they fail to pay the $240,000 fine to Esperance by next month.
This comes in after the Porcupine Warriors made an appeal over the initial verdict that would have seen them demoted to Division One should in case they fail to make payment by next month. The Porcupine Warriors will now be banned from making transfers should in case they fail to honor the fine.
Asante Kotoko were in 2015 slapped with a fine of $180,000 by FIFA for the illegitimate signing of Emmanuel Clottey in 2015. Asante Kotoko failed to make the payment and will now face further repercussions.
Kotoko must now pay the full transfer feee of $180,000 to the Tunisian giants. The Porcupine Warriors have also been told pay to $45,000 as interest to Esperance, and also an additional $15,000 to the committee that sat on the case, totaling the figures of the fine to $240,000.
The Porcupine Warriors would be banned from making transfers for a period of time should they fail to honor the fine.
The player involved Emmanuel Clottey has also been slapped with a fine of $1,000.
Both Asante Kotoko and the player have been given a deadline of 17 May to make full payment of the fine.
FIFA has also informed the Ghana Football Association to make sure Kotoko comply to the sanctions. Failure to do so will see the Association banned from all FIFA sporting events.
FIFA’S FINAL VERDICT: