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08.11.2007 Football News

Kotoko Battle Shilla, Toure

By Daily Guide

The battle between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and the Player Status Committee is far from over as the Porcupine Warriors are set to pursue the matter vehemently at the Professional League Board's outfit.

The fabulous team said they would make sure that no local team registers its players, Shilla Alhassan and Ahmed Toure.

Though he had a contract with the team, Shilla deserted Kotoko some two seasons ago, while Ahmed Toure adopted a truancy method by refusing to train with the club.

Shilla allegedly traveled under a different identity to play in Gabon whereas Toure defied professional ethics by training with Etoile Du Sahel of Tunisia.

However, Toure returned later to help Kotoko recapture the Top 4 Championship but went AWOL afterwards.

Communications Director of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Kwame Baah Nuako said the club would pursue the matter until the appropriate thing is done since the two players are their bonafide property. He therefore stressed that any team that needs their services should negotiate with Kotoko.

Mr. Baah Nuako said so far as Kotoko would respect the right of others, it would ensure that the right thing is done.

He blamed the Player Status Committee for not using the right procedure to give the two players a floating status, insisting that they have breached their contracts rather than seeing it through.

With the league a few weeks away, Shilla is said to have registered for his former club, R.T.U this season, after parting ways with the Porcupine Warriors.

But Mr. Baah Nuako said any club that registers these players does so at its own risk.

“We are going to pursue this matter to its highest limit for justice to be done,” he intimated.

By Charles Nixon Yeboah

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