Giants Asante Kotoko have been dealt a huge financial blow after Fifa ordered them to pay a €30,000 refund to Russian side FC Saturn.

The defunct side paid the amount on the behalf of Kotoko when the centre-back was transferred to them in 2006.

Per Articles 20 and 21 of Fifa's Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, Kotoko was supposed to have paid that amount to the player’s former clubs before joining Kotoko, but the management at that time defaulted payment.

The local clubs that were supposed to have benefitted however made a petition to Fifa.

FC Saturn, impressed with the performance of Shilla after the 2006 Fifa World Cup finals, decided to pay off the clubs.

Kotoko refused to re-imburse the club which sent in a petition to that effect in 2009.

After three years, a single judge sat and ruled last week that Kotoko pay the money to FC Saturn within thirty days of the ruling or face harsher sanctions.

According to the ruling, if Kotoko are unable to pay that amount before the first week of August, they would be liable to 5% interest per annum and also lose some privileges at Fifa.

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Readers Comment

  • Mikael Fante 8 years ago

    This club kwraa, why? from ghalca to fifa. indiscipline all over the place. now let those wide mouth bush boys tell fifa to take away their 'bogus fifa' away. this club is not a young clua too oh. ad3n? kotoko, learn small and be wise.

  • Oyisha 8 years ago

    Idiot like you, read the article and undersand before you open your filthy mouth and spew garbage. This is proper procedure and if the process is fair, what is Euro30k? we will pay. What we will not stand for is for non-entities like you and that trojan GHALCA to constitute some kangaroo committee to milk us, lie lie, it wont happen. Have you seen how long this issue took, it meant all sides have been properly heard and judgement has been given. Next time you want to pooh pooh the Greatest Club in Africa, beware we will be watching. Kwasia like you.Idiot

  • Jerro,GREECE 8 years ago

    They have a right to boycott Fifa organized matches too if the fines are not revoked.lol

  • ASEM BEBA DABI 8 years ago

    Hahahaha! So when is kotoko going to respect simple rules and regulations governing football. Why do they always display ignorance of the law. Kotoko is a big disgrace to Ghana football and must be banned and taken back to school to learn the laws. Afunufoo mu afunufoo

  • Collins Cudjoe 8 years ago

    Now, is Kotoko going to protest against FIFA? As they are found of protesting against any rulint that go against them because they are Saints. They get help of Ghanaian refeeree's, so whenever a decision goes against them they start making noise. They came to Tarkwa to beat Medeamaa with the help of the Referee who officiated that match. But at times we should blame RAG(Referee Ass of Gh) for not sanctioning such referee's.

  • Oyisha 8 years ago

    We get help from your mother. You Kotoko haters, concentrate on the deteroriating fortunes of you nealy collapse clubs and leave Kotoko alone. Read the article and understand it before talking arrant nonsense. Who do you think you are? You want us to spend money and build our team only for crooks, thiefs and rapists to decide who beats Kotoko and wins which match. You guys better watchout. Stupid fools

  • kweku 8 years ago

    it is this kind of patapa that will lead to your disgrace. One team and every where u get case to answer. learn to humble your self

  • Mikael Fante 8 years ago

    'Oyisha' is a perfect example of kotoko's foolish supporters and fans having a low i.q. hahahaha. and u said what is 30,000 euros? massa, u guys are damn broke bastards pretending to have money. u don't have kowtow, if u guys are able to pay e en 1,500 i will present u guys a bouquet of flowers. hahaha. best club in africa not even in ur dreams. hahaha. and who are u saying should beware? come to sekondi and say this trash and u'll be dead meat. mumu, anamu, jimijimi. kwasea boy.

  • PENDRIVE 8 years ago

    In fact Oyisha, i think you are being too harsh on the other guys. The matter of they expressing their views does not give you the right to abuse them with your insults. Therefore, i would be glad if you polish your words a little.

  • Kuntry 8 years ago

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha! Oh fabu, why? Learn 2 do da ryt thn. Adz3333n koraaaa

  • Cola Phoooobia 8 years ago

    Oyisha, you are also an IDIOT. Your is made illirate fools.

  • felix 8 years ago

    its only the Kotoko faithfuls u are insulting others, they are all illiterates and dont think through things before saying it. Ashantis are noted for that and am not surprised

  • Oyisha 8 years ago

    Idiots lyk you have no life so you create hatred for successful people and clubs like fabu so you can get a life. Rubbish

  • Oyisha 8 years ago

    Be a man and say your stupid things. what can you do???? hahahaha, you guys are just sooooo funny. Bring it on and you'll regret. Buullluuuuu

  • Oyisha 8 years ago

    Kobolo man like you, its only in Sekondi that you can stay and say that rubbish. Come to town and broaden your horizon. You think those who vote for the best club consult lunatics like you, over their dead bodies. they have and they say Fabu is the best for the century, you can choose to disagree with your little mind (I doubt if you have one) but it won't change anything. Sakawa boy

  • Maxwell Johnson 8 years ago

    Well am not surprised about this at all cuz this wack club Kotoko no nothing about football,they simply cant respect the rules and regulations governing football,i know the truth hurts but am just been realistic.Kotoko is a DISGRACE to GH football.

  • Oyisha 8 years ago

    Nkwaseafuo panyin is also saying some. This stupid guy with no sense in his head insulting people. hahaha. Jealousy

  • Oyisha 8 years ago

    Kotoko is a disgrace to you fucking mother

  • Mikael Fante 8 years ago

    Kwasea boy. mumu. my name is not michael fante it's mikael fante. idiots like u can't read well.

  • kofi 8 years ago

    The issue issue is not about which club has to pay training and dev't fee to both king faisal and real republicans since the player was under 23 yrs then. king faisal did not even write to kotoko to request for that money since they were of the view that its the club buying the player that has to pay that money. Fc saturn then paid then paid the money and later on wrote to FIFA to ask kotoko to rather pay that money since it was an international transfer. Pls wait for the facts before u pass judgement.

  • kofi 8 years ago

    The issue issue was about which club has to pay training and dev’t fee to both king faisal and real republicans since the player was under 23 yrs then. king faisal did not even write to kotoko to request for that money since they were of the view that its the club buying the player that has to pay that money. Fc saturn then paid then paid the money and later on wrote to FIFA to ask kotoko to rather pay that money since it was an international transfer. Pls wait for the facts before u pass judgement.

  • Oyisha 8 years ago

    Ashawo pikin, what difference does it make, such a stupid name and you expect it to be read and written well. Nonsense

  • bollex 8 years ago

    eeeiii,speak twi n b free

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