Kumasi Asante Kotoko have been fined Gh¢10,000 by the The Players’ Status Committee (PSC) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) concerning petitions from four former players.

The PSC were consulted by Mathew Kelvin Andoh, Abass Mohammed, Evans Owusu and Stephen Tetteh Aryiku regarding the club’s unilateral termination of their contracts.

The petition submitted by the aforementioned players outlined outstanding salaries and signing on fees by Kotoko.

The decision by the PSC on all four cases is as follows:

Player NameEnticement fee (Gh¢)Salary (Gh¢)
Evans Owusu20,0006,000
Stephen Tetteh Aryiku50,0009,000
Abass Mohammed40,00010,800
Kelvin Andoh50,00012,000

The decision took into account enticement fees and monthly salaries owed.

The sum of all these fees amount to a fine of Gh¢197,800 for all four ex-players.

However, the GFA have sanctioned the Kumasi-based club for repeated abusive breach of contract in the four cases.

As a result, an additional Gh¢10,000 has been included in the fine for various counts of breach of contract, taking the total fine to Gh¢207,800.

A 14-day deadline has been placed on the sanction by the GFA and if Kotoko fail to pay their former players before then, the matter shall be forwarded to the Disciplinary Committee to consider for further sanctions – points deduction.

Kotoko will also not be able to register any new player(s) domestically for one registration period if they fail to fulfil the charge before the 14-day deadline.