Ghana Football Association(GFA), Players’ Status Committee (PSC), has ordered Asante Kotoko pay over $100,000 to its former head coach, Maxwell Konadu for unilateral termination of contract.
The Player Status Committee ruled that the decision of the club’s management to sack the was ‘hasty, premature and without just cause’.
On 17th December 2020, coach Maxwell Konadu filed a petition following the club’s decision to sack him after losing 1-0 to Great Olympics in a league match.
Asante Kotoko in their sack letter stated that the coach’s ‘inability to exhibit a high level of performance which will prepare the team to the height it deserves to be,’ was the basis for his dismissal.
Coach Maxwell Konadu however, described his sacking as unfair, and made demands for damages worth $60,000, one year salary of $36,000, the remainder of a sign-on fee of GH¢ 30,000 and a winning bonus of GH¢ 2,000.
The Ghana Football Association Players Status Committee has granted partial reliefs, rejecting his request for $60,000 compensation for damages, but however ruled that Asante Kotoko should pay the rest of the reliefs sought after by Maxwell. They ordered Kotoko to pay $36,000 as residual salary, GH¢30,000 as outstanding signing on fee, and a further GH¢2000 as outstanding winning bonus.
The club has expressed their disappointment decision. They have released a statement revealing their plans to use all legal remedies available, even if it means going to Court Arbitration for Sports to get justice.