Liberty threaten T.P. Mazembe over Richard Kissi Boateng’s transfer

Published on: 10 May 2016
Liberty threaten T.P. Mazembe over Richard Kissi Boateng’s transfer
From left: Richard Kissi Boateng and Moise Katumbe — The president of T.P. Mazembe

Liberty Professionals and two other Ghanaians clubs are pursuing Moise Katumbi and his famed T.P. Mazembe side for refusing to honour their obligations in the transfer of Richard Kissi Boateng to the Congo DR club.

A move that could cost the former Africa champions their CAF Confederation campaign this year, the three Ghanaian clubs through their legal representative, Offside Consult, has been empowered by a FIFA ruling to put brakes on the participation of the former African champions in all competitions

The deal, involving $400,000, was the amount for the transfer of the Ghanaian defender from Berekum Chelsea to the former African champions in January 2013.

According to documents sighted by the Graphic Sports, the deal for five-year period is expected to make Liberty and two colts clubs beneficiaries of a percentage of the deal in consonance with the FIFA Regulations on the Status/Transfer. The amount is distributed to the clubs that nurtured the players from 12 years as compensation.

Despite attempts through offside Consult to get the Congolese club to honour their obligation, Mazembe in a brazen show of defiance refused to heed all reminders from the Ghanaian side until they were dragged to the Dispute Resolution Chamber of FIFA on January 28, 2016 under case number 1500898 which vindicated the rights of the Ghanaians as it upheld all the claims by the Ghanaian teams, directing Mazembe to pay the required solidarity fee to the clubs.

Despite two reminders and as well as two FIFA deadlines, the latest being April 23, 2016 the Congolese champions have failed, to honour their obligations.

Mazembe’s West Africa representative, Oduro Sarfo, refused to comment when contacted by the Graphic Sports, insisting that he was yet to get the details of the matter.

Meanwhile, Ashford Tettey-Oku, CEO of Offside Consult, declined to make any comment.

Source: graphiconline