Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed-Awal Issah has been fined for walking out on his contract with South African Premier League side AmaZulu.
The 27-year-old packed his bags and disappeared from the club in November last year despite the fact that he still had a contract with the club which was meant to expire in June 2016.
Issah, who was making a return to the club, made four appearances for Usuthu in the Absa Premiership
A statement read: â€œThe PSL Disciplinary Resolution Chamber ruled that the Ghanaian international breached the contract between him and AmaZulu and upheld Usuthuâ€™s claim for damages.
â€œThe PSL DRC ordered Issah to pay AmaZulu damages of more than R1,7 million within 1 month of notification of the Award to the parties.Â Should Issah fail to pay this amount within 1 month or should the amount remain unpaid, any club that he will join in future will be liable to pay this amount to the club.â€
Issah left AmaZulu in 2009 and signed for Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade where he hugely impressed.
He later joined Norwegian side Rosenborg in 2011 to replace compatriot Anthony Annan but he failed to impact.