Okwahu United in hot waters over debt

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Disciplinary Committee has fined Okwahu United GH¢1, 000 for failing to respect the Player Status Committee decision May 13, 2016 in respect of their GH¢45,000 debt owed Coach Sarfo Castro.

The amount represents outstanding salaries and other benefits contained in his employment contract which was terminated.

Coach Sarfo Castro told the GFA that no payment had been made by the club as of the time it sent its letter dated February 17, 2017 to the GFA and drew the committee’s attention to provisions in the GFA Disciplinary Code concerning the matter.

Paragraph ‘4’ of the said decision reads “In the event that the above-mentioned amount is not paid within the aforementioned deadline, the present matter shall be submitted to the GFA’s Disciplinary Committee for consideration and a formal decision per Article 63 of the GFA Disciplinary Code.”

Pursuant to Article 63(1) (a) of the GFA Disciplinary Code, Okwahu United FC was fined an amount of GH¢1,000.00 payable to the GFA for failing to comply with the Review Committee decision within the stipulated time.

The club was also given a final deadline to pay the full amount of GH¢45,000 to Mr. Sarfo Castro on or before close of business, Friday, April 7, 2017 without failure.

Should Okwahu fail to comply with the final deadline, it will suffer a three-point deduction from its accumulated points for each match played after the deadline.

It could also suffer a transfer ban for a period of one year, should the club fail to pay the amount in full, six months after the deadline or suffer demotion if they fail to pay the amount in full, one year after the deadline.

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