Asante Kotoko Players Receive Payment After Boycotting Training In Sudan

The players of Kumasi Asante Kotoko have received their outstanding allowances after they boycotted training in Sudan.

The 22 players of the Ghana Premier League side who flew to the North African country boycotted training on Tuesday morning over unpaid per diems and bonuses ahead of their second leg CAF Champions League clash with Al Hilal.

The action was to force management to quickly settle part of the debts.

According to sources the Administrative and Operations Manager, Emmanuel Newton Dasobere, and Chief Executive Officer of the club Nana Yaw Amponsah met Team Manager Ohene Brenya and presented all per diems owed the players excluding bonuses.

In total, the players received $8,800 with $400 going to each player.

The players are said to have taken the decision to boycott training before they left Ghana on Sunday.

It is also reported that no member of the club’s management met the team for any discussion when they arrived in Sudan.

This resulted in some players lamenting about the lack of respect shown by management with the senior players calling on management on the matter.

At that meeting, they talked about their bonuses from games Ghana Premier League against Legon Cities and Dreams FC as well as their salaries from the FC Nouadhibou game.

They also made it clear that they weren’t going to feature in the Al Hilal game if they are not paid.

But Club President Nana Yaw Amponsah then promised to pay after the game but his statement was met with rejection from the players.

Even the intervention of Ghana Football Association (GFA) Executive Council Oduro Sarfo, and leader Kotoko’s delegation in Sudan proved futile.

Thus management had no other option than to pay the players due to avoid embarrassment.


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