After receiving 200 messages from angry fans regarding the release of Augustine Okrah to Bechem United, Kumasi Asante Kotoko has been forced to clarify the status of the playmaker.
Jerome Otchere of the club’s communication team spoke on Asempa FM’s morning show to declare Okrah ‘‘a bonafide property of Bechem United Football Club’’
Okrah joined Bechem United on free in August 2013 from Kotoko after both clubs reached a deal to have the former settle Okrah monies owed him by Kotoko.
Otchere revealed that ‘‘we received more than 200 messages from fans after Sunday’s league match regarding Okrah because there is confusing regarding his status. I wish to explain that he was released officially to Bechem United for free and Kotoko has no legal claim to his economic and playing right,’’ he explained.
Otchere explained that Kotoko signed the diminutive playmaker on a three-year deal and after he played the first season he was released to Liberty Professionals on a season-long loan.
Okrah was then released to Bechem united for free in August 2013 after it was agreed that Kotoko transfer all debts it owed Okrah to Bechem United.
Pressure has come heavily on Kotoko management after Okrah sprung to become the ‘best player in the league’ in the view of many followers of the First Capital Plus Premier League.