The Player Status Committee of the Ghana Football Association has lifted the transfer ban on Kumasi Asante Kotoko following a successful appeal by the Porcupine Warriors.
The Kumasi-based Ghana Premier League club was punished by the Player Status Committee in January this year which prohibited them from making new signings until the summer of 2022, after they were found to have breached four of their former players’ contracts by the Ghanaian football governing body.
But after a successful appeal by the club, the Committee finally has decided to lift the ban to free up the club to be able to make player purchases this transfer window.
Part of the statement of the Ghana Football Association reads:
“It will be recalled that the quartet petitioned the PSC on the Club’s unilateral termination of their contracts and won at the PSC level, which resulted in Asante Kotoko SC being asked to pay the outstanding salaries, signing on fee of the players as well as suffer a one window transfer ban.
In the instant decisions of the Appeals Committee, the transfer ban has been overturned but the payment of outstanding salaries and signing on fees for the four players were upheld”
This means that the Porcupine Warriors will now be able to make signings to boost the squad ahead of the second round of the Ghana Premier League. Meanwhile the transfer window which opened on 16th February will close at midnight on 18th March 2021