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Alhassan-Abu: Kotoko's mess serves serious lessons to clubs

Published on: 04 April 2012

By Ameenu Shardow

A prominent Member of the Ghana FA Jones Alhassan Abu says serious lessons must be learnt from the ‘mess’ Asante Kotoko currently finds itself.

The Kumasi-based club is to pay a whooping €99,000 to coach Hans Dieter Schmidt for his wrongful dismissal in 2005.

The club is also to pay $6,500 in refunds to Turkish club Gencelrbirligi for the transfer of defender Adamu Mohammed in 2008 – with a combined cost of 12,000 Swiss Francs attracted in legal fees for both cases.

The current Premier League leaders have been found guilty of not paying solidarity mechanism to Tamale Real Republicans after the transfer of Shilla Illiasu to Russian outfit FC Saturn and must now pay a combined fee of €50,000.

And the ex Ghana FA Executive Committee Member failure of administrators to be abreast with regulations involved with player transfer has cost the club dearly and hopes ample lessons are being drawn by onlookers.

“One useful lesson that we ought to learn when in football administration is to study the rules very well, especially with regards to the transfer of players,” he told Takoradi-based Melody FM.

“As soon as a club decides to engage in the sale of players which is one of the main sources of revenue then you must ensure that people who run the club understand the mechanics of player transfers and the legalities involved because it is not a simple process.”

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