Ghana Premier League powerhouse Asante Kotoko have been handed a new fine of $15,000 by world’s football governing body FIFA following the transfer of striker Emmanuel Clottey.
The porcupine Warriors signed the player in 2015, when he had a running contract with Tunisian Esperance de Tunis.
This triggered a long legal tussle between the two clubs after Esperance reported the case to the world’s football governing body, FIFA.
FIFA has now ordered the Kumas-based club to make a $15,000 payment within the next 30 days after failing to comply with a Dispute Resolution Chamber decision in 2015.
“The player Emmanuel Clottey (Hereinafter, Debtor I) and the club Asante Kotoko SC (Hereinafter Debtor II) are found guilty of failing to comply with the decision passed by the dispute resolution chamber on June 11, 2015,” a FIFA decision stated.
“Debto II is ordered to pay a fine of CHF 15,000. The fine should be paid within 30 days of notification of the present decision,” FIFA added.
The club also faces danger of a possible future transfer bans both domestically and internationally.