Former Asante Kotoko SC forward, Emmanuel Clottey has made stunning revelations after losing court case to Asante Kotoko.
The sensational Ghanaian player on Tuesday lost a court case against the Porcupine Warriors and was fined GHaC5,000.
Clottey prayed the court in August 2019 to compel Kotoko to pay the US$180,000 fine imposed on him in 2015 by FIFA as a result of contract breaches against Tunisian side, Esperance.
The former Ghana Premier League goal king prayed the court to cause Kotoko pay for the salaries and allowances he would have received within the period of his ban by FIFA.
Clottey after the court case revealed what led to him signing for Asante Kotoko SC.
“I had come to watch a game at Kumasi Baba Yara Sports Stadium when I was contacted by officials of Kotoko. I was asked by Kotoko if I was a free agent, but I told them I wasn’t. I told Mr. Opoku Nti and Alhaji Lamin.
“I had an injury during my loan season in Dubai. I wasn’t even part of the Esperance squad for the start of the season, so I reported to my agent to ask for a return ticket.
“It was during that time Kotoko requested for my signature to help them in the CAF Champions League. I gave them the contact of my agent to deal with. I didn’t hear from them again after giving them my agent’s contact,” Clottey told Fox FM.
He added that, his firm didn’t send Kotoko to court to take money but rather wanted the case to be settled.
“I didn’t send Kotoko to court to take money from the club, but rather wanted the case to be settled at FIFA. I wanted to be free and continue with my football career.”
“I didn’t know how they worked on my ITC. I had never quoted any amount to be given to me.”
“They brought me ¢30,000 so that we could settle the case amicably but I rejected it. Kotoko gave me a release letter before I signed for Olympics.”
“The ¢30,000 offer was brought to me during the time they were playing the NC Special Tournament. The released letter from Kotoko was brought to me by Mr. Richard and Lawyer Sarfo Duku. It was given to me at the Accra High Court”.