Asante Kotoko set free after paying $240,000 fine to Fifa -reports


The Porcupine Warriors are free from entering the transfer market after settling the fine placed on them by the world’s football governing body

Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko have paid a sum of $240,000 to Tunisian club Esperance Sportive du Tunis following a ruling by Fifa weeks ago, according to Kumasi-based Light FM.

Kotoko were found guilty of wrongfully registering and using former player Emmanuel Clottey for games and although several warning letters were sent to them by the Tunisian club earlier, they were adamant to the red flags.

Kotoko were initially fined $180,000 in 2015 since the player had a running contract with Esperance but an interest of $45,000 and a additional fine of $15,000 were added to the amount after failing to meet the deadline.

In effect, Fifa gave Kotoko a new deadline of May 10 to settle every amount or face a transfer ban for three seasons but the club’s executive board chairman Kwame Kyei is reported to have wired the amount into Esperance’s bank account and as well as that of Fifa and the Tunisian club has also acknowledged receipt.

Therefore, Kotoko are free from any impending punishments from Fifa and can even chase the transfer fee of former player Kwame ‘Conte’ Bonsu who transfer fee from Kotoko to Esperance last year is yet to be settled.


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