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15.02.2007 Football News

Kotoko To Report Toure, Sfaxien To FIFA

Troubled Kumasi Asante Kotoko have indicated their intention to report the conduct of Tunisian side CS Sfaxien and their Ivorian player, Ahmed Toure, to world football's governing body, FIFA.

Though Toure has a running contract with Kotoko, the Ivorian has reportedly signed a five-year contract with Sfaxien and is scheduled to start playing for the club.

The Communications Director of Kotoko, Kwame Baah-Nuako, in an interview with the Daily Graphic yesterday said they were surprised by the action of the player because he has a contract with Kotoko and it would, therefore, be fraudulent if he had signed for another club.

He said officials of Sfaxien had confirmed Toure's deal with some radio stations in Kumasi and noted that if that was indeed true, then “ we will report the incident to FIFA for the appropriate redress,” Baah-Nuako stressed.

He said the player had been absent from premier league action because of the ban he was serving after being sent off in their match against Hearts.

He was also not featured in the Champions League campaign because he reported sick.

“It is, therefore, an affront to hear that he has gone to Tunisia to sign for another club. That certainly is very disrepectful to the club and we would not condone that. We would investigate and get to the bottom of it, find out who are involved or what," he said.

He said the club was also interested in finding out who signed and issued the International Transfer Certificate as it had not been involved in any deal.

Story by Rosalind Amoh