Thunder FC have made public their intentions of reporting Ghana Premier League outfit Asante Kotoko to world governing body FIFA if they fail to pay them Ibrahim Imoro’s transfer fee.
Just when the dust appeared to be settling in relation to the Asante Kotoko-Esperance-Clottey transfer saga another missile has been dropped on the heads of the Porcupine Warriors.
Since joining Asante Kotoko in December last year from Thunder FC, the marauding left back as established himself as one of the enterprising fullbacks in the country’s top-flight scoring a sumptuous free-kick to open his goal scoring account for the Reds. He has since mustered eleven games in the suspended 2019-2020 Ghana Premier League.
The 20-year-old’s transfer fee of Gh¢ 240,000 has been unpaid by Asante Kotoko according to the owner of the lower-tier club, Alhaji Nash who disclosed his outfit has given Asante Kotoko a ten day ultimatum.
“We have officially written to Kotoko demanding the transfer fee of Ibrahim Imoro with a ten-day ultimatum. I have been advised by my lawyers to report Asante Kotoko to FIFA and CAF for the unpaid transfer fee of my boy [Ibrahim Imoro],” Alhaji Nash told Kumasi-based radio station Oyerepa FM in an interview.
“Kotoko and Coach Maxwell Konadu contacted me for the service of Imoro. We agreed on a transfer fee of Gh¢ 240,000 but they have refused to pay us after rejecting an initial payment [Gh¢ 35,000] which was a peanut,”
“I rejected the initial payment of Gh¢ 35,000 because they to paid less of the signing-on fee agreed with the player. We all agreed that his signing-on fee to be paid annually was Gh¢ 40,000 but they decided to pay only Gh¢ 10,000.”
“The player was signed on a four-year deal which cost Gh¢ 240,000. Ibrahim Imoro was to receive Gh¢ 160,000 and my club was to be paid Gh¢ 80,000 per the contract we all signed”
“The club’s Chief Executive Officer, Nana Gyambibi Coker has not been responding to my calls. The best option for my outfit is to report them to FIFA and CAF. We have informed the Ghana FA with letters on the issue” Alhaji Nash concluded.
Asante Kotoko signed Imoro Ibrahim on a four-year deal expected to end in 2024 from Thunder FC. Before joining the Kumasi-based outfit Imoro played for Ghanaian Premier League side, Karela FC and Israeli giants, Apoel Tell Aviv.
He was also a member of the Black Stars’B’squad that won silver medal at the 2019 WAFU Cup staged in Senegal.