Egyptian top flight side Ismaily have released an official statement on their website, threatening to file an official complaint against Ghanaian striker Emmanuel Banahene to FIFA.
According to the club, the Ghanaian striker left the team’s hotel without permission and switched off his phone, with the club threatening to lodge a complaint against him to FIFA.
“The club board was surprised today by Emmanuel Banahene’s absence from the team’s hotel, as he collected his personal belongings and switched off his phone,” The club mentioned in an official statement on it’s website.
“These actions came despite the good treatment here towards Banahene, as he was a starter against Egypt Military national team in a friendly match on Wednesday.
“The current management paid the player’s wages due on time, as Banahene received $10,000 in the first month of the season and $35,000 in the second month which make the total receivables by the player equivalent to 850,000 EGP and that is a huge amount of money but the club’s board paid him to maintain the team’s stability.”
The club’s management states in many situations the striker has refused some contract terms after approving it with the club, moreover, the player refused to deliver his travel documents.
”Banahene has reneged on agreements with the management on more than one occasion in addition to refusing to hand in his travel documents.
“Although the player showed a good intention to deal with the club officials but his actions showed the opposite and the club is preparing a file regarding the player situation to submit it to FIFA to keep the rights of the club.”
Banahene joined Egyptian Premier League outfit Ismaily in January 2015 and has made 54 appearances in all competitions, netting 21 goals with 4 assists.