Kotoko’s legal tussle with Esperance over transfer of Kwame Bonsu set to intensify

Published on: 19 March 2020

The legal battle between Asante Kotoko and Esperance de Tunis over the transfer of Kwame Bonsu is expected to intensify in the next couple of weeks.

The record Ghana Premier League champions transferred the hardworking midfielder to the Tunisia side last year for a fee of $150,000.

While Asante Kotoko has tried to retrieve the money since last year, all efforts have proven futile thus far and has left the club inpatient.

They have therefore hired the services of Ashford Tetteh-Oku to chase Esperance for the transfer fee of Kwame Bonsu.

In the latest development, however, Esperance has made their stance clear that it is Kotoko rather who owes them.

Explaining the details in an interview with Oyerepa FM, Vice-president of the club Walid Arem said: “Asante Kotoko has to pay Esperance $30 000 and this is from FIFA. We have all the proof that they must pay us. Kotoko has decision from FIFA that they must pay us for Emmanuel Clottey”.

“With the transfer of Kwame, we still want money from Kotoko. The reason is that they owe us $180,000 and if Kwame is for $150,000 then we have a balance of $30,000”, he added.