Yahaya's move to Libyan club Ittihad is morally wrong - 'Father' Winfred Osei
By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
Yahaya Mohammed’s ‘father’ Winfred Osei (Palma) has expressed disappointment in the striker’s move to Libyan club Ittihad Tripoli.
The dread-locked forward has signed a pre-contract with the Libyan club without the consent of Asante Kotoko – with whom he has an existing contract until May.
Mohammed is said to have moved as a free agent under the Bossman rule which allows players with less than six months to the end of their existing deal to sign pre-contract agreements with clubs of their choice for free.
The ex OGC Nice travelled to Libya to sign the agreement while Kotoko were away on Champions League duty in Liberia.
The Ghanaian giants crashed out of the competition but have received yet another devastating news with the ‘hijacking’ of their star player.
And even though the 25-year-old has reportedly denied the move, his ‘father’ says otherwise and adds that though the transfer looks right legally, the player has morally wronged their other interested parties.
“I had been looking for Yahaya for some time now. I kept calling and texting without response,” Winfred Osei told Happy FM.
“And then he responded to one of my texts saying he is in Libya and I asked what he was doing there. He didn’t respond.
“I went ahead to tell him how disappointed I am that he was taking such a major decision without consulting me.
“I had adviced him never to move as a free agent so that Asante Kotoko, Berekum Chelsea – who have a stake in him and even myself can benefit from the transfer amount.
“The truth is that he has done nothing legally wrong but morally, this is wrong.”
Mohammed will now remain with Kotoko until the end of the domestic season when his contract with the Ghanaian giants expires before joining his new Libyan club.