Tamale City’s CEO Mohammed Iddi reacts to King Faisal’s protest

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tamale City, Mohammed Iddi has reacted to a protest filed against his club by King Faisal.

Following the Gameweek 30 betPawa Premier League fixture which saw Tamale City beat King Faisal 4-0 courtesy a brace from Sampson Eduku and a goal each from Sammy Osae Akoto and Godknows Dzakpasu, King Faisal filed a protest against Tamale City for using an unqualified player.

The player in question is winger Isaac Mensah who joined Tamale City from Sekondi Hasaacas in 2020 and has been an integral member of the team since.

Per the protest from King Faisal, the above mentioned player has been registered with two different names and Dates of Birth in the FIFA Connect System.

King Faisal in their petition stated that the player was registered with the name Isaac Mensah with his Date of Birth as 20th June 1998 and also registered with the name Jireh Kojo Nissi with his Date of Birth as 21st June 2003, making him unqualified to feature in the Gameweek 30 clash.

King Faisal further stipulated that the player was unqualified to feature in the game because he was transferred to Tamale City on loan and should have reverted to his parent club, Sekondi Hasaacas at the end of the loan.

Reacting to the protest in an interview with Oyerepa Sports, CEO of Tamale City, Mohammed Iddi stated that Isaac Mensah is a player of his outfit and there are no doubts about that.

“Isaac Mensah is a Tamale City player and there’s no doubt about that. We took him from Hasaacas in the 2019/20 season and he was not released for us on loan. Because if you release a player on loan, you must specifically make sure that all documents are about the loan.

“Isaac didn’t have a contract with Hasaacas, he was released to us and we registered him. He has been with us for the past three seasons.

When quizzed if there’s a player in the team registered with the name Jireh Kojo Nissi, he said: “As the CEO of Tamale City I don’t know, I’m not aware of that.”

The Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana FA will adjudicate the matter and pass a verdict in the coming days.

Should the protest succeed, the offending team (Tamale City) shall be considered as having lost the match and accordingly, three (3) points and three (3) goals shall be awarded in favour of King Faisal.

Tamale City will as well be deducted 3 points from their already accumulated points. The player in question will also face a ban and a possible fine.

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