Trouble looms for Asante Kotoko as former coach Seydou Zerbo threatens to drag the team to FIFA

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Former Head Coach of Asante Kotoko, Seydou Zerbo has threatened to drag the club to the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) over unpaid salaries.

Seydou Zerbo was appointed as Head Coach of Asante Kotoko ahead of the 2022/23 football season, replacing Prosper Narteh Ogum who led the club to win the Premier League title the season before.

The Burkinabé failed to live up to expectations and was eventually sacked. Speaking for the first time after his departure, Seydou Zerbo has revealed that the club has failed to fulfill its obligations to settle his three months salary arrears as agreed upon following the termination of his contract.

“I have started the process to drag Kotoko to FIFA in order to get my three months’ salaries. After the Medeama defeat in Kumasi, the CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah came to see me and informed me about the decision to terminate my contract. Indeed it was a sad moment for me but I had to accept it and move on,” Seydou Zerbo told Fox FM.

“We signed an agreement that I will receive three months’ salary following my contract termination but I haven’t received it as of this time.”

Seydou Zerbo went on to reveal that he has made attempts to reach Nana Yaw Amponsah over the situation. However, his efforts have been unsuccessful.

“I have called Nana Yaw Amponsah several times but he does not respond. I have even sent him many messages and the situation is the same and so right now my next step is to gather all the documents and report the club to FIFA.”

The Burkinabé is counting on the yet to be formed Asante Kotoko board to resolve the situation, threatening to seek redress at FIFA if the board fails to.

“I am told a new board is to be named. I want them to settle me, pay my salary arrears but I have no option than to go to FIFA if they fail.”

Per information gathered, Zerbo was on $3,000 a month salary at Asante Kotoko, amounting his three months salary arrears to $9,000.

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