The Player Status Committee of the Ghana Football Association has asked Asante Kotoko to pay over10,000 US dollars to their former coach Kjetil Zachariasson after the coach and his solicitors dragged the club to the PSC for non payment of signing on fees.
The ruling delivered to both parties indicates Asante Kotoko breached clause 4 of their contract with the coach, and ought to pay the remaining two years signing on fees of four Thousand and six thousand dollars Respectively.
The statement from the PSC to the parties read:
In considering the petition, the Player Status Committee (PSC) is satisfied that there is clause under relief 4 to draw attention to the Respondent of its obligation to honour the signing-on fee of the Petitioner.
It is established in the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) case of CAS 2010/A/2159 Al-Klor Sports Club V Jean-Paul Radier, award of 17th January, 2011 where it was held.
“The Respondent is entitled to the outstanding signing on fee because the signing on fee is a reward for joining the Appellant and not linked to the contract’s term of validity.”
This Committee therefore instructs that the Respondent satisfy the outstanding signing-on fee of the Petitioner in the sum of Four Thousand, Eight Hundred United States Dollars (USD4,800.OO) for the second year and Six Thousand
United States Dollars (USD6,OOO.OO) for the third year being a total of Ten Thousand, Eight Hundred United States Dollars (USD 10,800.OO) payable within 14 days from the date of the ruling of this Committee.