The Manhyia Palace, the seat of the Asantehene, who is the patron of Asante Kotoko Sporting Club, has announced that will take a strong look at the current tussle between the club and Esperance Sportive de Tunis over the non-payment of a USD 180,000 fine.
The fine was the result of a FIFA ruling against Asante Kotoko for the registration of Emmanuel Clottey in 2015 when he had a valid contract with Esperance.
The re-emergence of the case has led to several media clashes among persons who are either in the current management body of the team or were part of previous administrations.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Palace called on the heated exchanges to come to an end and for the forward march of the team to be considered by all involved.
The Palace stated that a Committee had been set up to find out the circumstances leading to the current situation with Esperance. In addition, the Committee would have to find out how the club failed to meet requirements of the Premier League licensing system for the current Ghana Premier League season.
The statement added that the Executive Chairman of the club, Dr. Kwame Kyei, had submitted his report that covers the three years of his time in charge of the club.
The statement was signed by Kofi Badu, the chief of staff at the Manhyia Palace.
Below is the full statement: