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Esperance terminate Ghana AFCON striker Clottey's contract

Emmanuel Clottey making his Nations Cup debut against Niger at the 2013 finals

Tunisian side Esperance have severed their contract with Ghana striker Emmanuel Clottey by mutual consent, the player’s former club have confirmed.

Berekum Chelsea claim the Tunis-based side failed to meet the payment plan of US$ 1.5 million transfer fee. 

“Clottey got a three year contract and as a club, we were supposed to get $1.5 million as the transfer fee,” the club’s spokesperson Isaac Amponsah told Kumasi-based Boss FM.

“Clottey himself was to receive US$ 500,000 a year for the duration of the contract.

“However, certain restrictions prevent Esperance from paying such an amount of money directly to a club outside the country and so it meant that it would take a very long time for us to receive the money. 

“That, coupled with their reluctance to pay the money, led us to contact them in a bid to terminate the contract.”

Clottey moved to the dethroned African champions last year after an explosive scoring form in the 2012 CAF Champions League.

He scored 12 goals in 11 matches.

The 24-year-old, who is part of Ghana’s squad at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, has been linked DR Congo side TP Mazembe and other European clubs.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. The DON says:

    Ooooooh Mehn!!!!
    Hope you dont let this discourage you Clottey..keep your head up and keep working, and surely something good will come up….but please…dont go and join Babyjet in Dubai just yet…your form will suffer if you do!!!

    • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

      THIS SEMI FINAL GAME WILL BE WON BY OUR CONTINENTAL AND LOCAL BASED PLAYERS. CLOTTEY, AFFUL, KISSI, ASANTE, DAUDA MUST ALL START. IF THEY STAND THEIR GROIND, THEY WILL BEAT BURKINA. IF NOT, MAKE CHANGES. LOOK AT MBA WITH NAIJA? CLOTTEY IS HUNGRY TO IMPRESS SO START HIM. HE WILL SHOW THE BURKINABES WHY HE WAS AFCON CHAPS LEAGUE GOAL KING. THIS IS AFCON!

  2. Chu says:

    It is clear they don’t need him. We feel clottey is an out and out striker. But this dude is always striking far away from goal. Boakye Yiadom is a better player than him and clottey has nothing special to offer the Tunisians. He should come back and learn

  3. yopoo says:

    @chu you pretend to know football but I have seen that you are a headless chicken being a striker is all about scoring goals how can you say someone who scored 12goals in 11 matches is not a good player? You are so stupid and confuse politician what has your boakye achieved than Clottey? You are the one who need to learn whether you like it or not this guy is far better than boakye he only need a coach who can trust him not another confuse politician like Appiah.

  4. A concernend citizen says:

    Hey, this guy is good but because of Asamoah Gyan under performance and the coach is not replacing him with Clottey in this on going African cup of nations made them terminate his contract. Asamoah Gyan’s abysmal performance has caused problems for Clottey and coach Appiah is also not helping him.

  5. Dr Who says:

    @Concernend citizen,you are a retarded dwarf! Didnt you read that the contract was terminated based on money issues? How can you tie this case to Asamoah Gyan and Coach Appiah?

  6. SNOW DEMON says:

    SEE YOPOO, A PRODUCT OF LOTTO PREGNANCY INSULTING SOMEONE. IF CLOTTEY HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL IN HIM, HE WOULD HAD WALKED IN THE STARTING LINE UP LIKE WAKASO AND ATSU. I KNOW THIS GUY AND HE IS JUST FULL OF TAKASHI GOAL SCORING. YOU WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT FOOTBALL. ARSE

  7. Olembe says:

    This guy too dey suffer paa ooo. How many times has his contract been terminated. Abaaa

  8. mukmin says:

    That is good Esperance is not a top club anyway he should aim to get into the premier league, seria A or ligue one