Kumasi Asante Kotoko have threatened to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if they feel justice has been denied them in their ongoing compensation saga with ex-coach Maxwell Konadu.
On Tuesday, the Ghana Football Association’s Player Status Committee, asked the club to pay their former employee a total amount of $41,100 as compensation for ‘premature’ dismissal.
Konadu was entering the final of his two-year contract when the Nana Yaw Amponsah-led management relieved him of his duties in December 2020.
Kotoko, in their termination letter to the coach, cited his “inability to exhibit a high level of performance which will prepare the team to the height it deserves to be” as grounds – something the coach considered illegality.
On March 4, 2021, Konadu petitioned the Ghana Football Association Player Status Committee claiming that Kotoko unilaterally breached his contract which was expected to end on December 8 this year without just cause and demanded compensations totaling nearly $100,000.
The club was only willing to pay Ghs 80,000, which they deemed to be the coach’s only lawfully due compensation in lieu of termination.
On Tuesday the Player Status Committee ruled that the club must pay the head coach $41,100 within 30 days because their termination of Konadu’s contract was ‘without just cause’.
In response to the PSC ruling, Asante Kotoko expressed their disagreement with the decision and stated in their statement that the club will appeal the PSC decision at the Appeals Committee of the GFA and “shall exhaust all legal remedies available to it including pursing the matter at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).”