FIFA intermediary and former Asante Kotoko skipper Yussif Alhassan Chibsah has opened up about his relationship with Songne Yacouba and has cleared the air of advising Yacouba not to extend his deal with Kotoko.
Songne Yacouba whose current deal with the Porcupine Warriors is on the verge of expiration with both parties failing to reach a consensus despite months of negotiations.
Reacting to reports of telling Songne Yacouba not to extend his stay with Asante Kotoko, Yussif Chibsah told Kumasi-based Ashh FM,
“It’s true Songne Yacouna has joined my consult [Club Consult Limited] but the player has his own local managers Mr Jantuah and Alhaji who have the power on the player to negotiate with Asante Kotoko and Club Consult’s mandate is to see the player get a foreign contract.
“It’s not true I, Yussif Chibsah don’t want Yacouba to renew his contract with Asante Kotoko. I haven’t stopped Songne Yacouba from extending his stay Asante Kotoko.
I have never had any discussion about Yacouba and Kotoko. Any discussion about Yacouba’s contract and negotiations is the local managers who are in charge of that” he ended.