09.09.2004 Football News

GFA will pursue Barreto

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Accra, Sept. 9, GNA - Mr Kwasi Nyantakyie, Vice Chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has said the association will use every possible means to get adequate compensation from Mariano Barreto for abandoning his duty as the coach of the senior national team, the Black Stars.

Speaking at a Press Conference, Mr Nyantakyie said, the coach has not taken any money from Ghana neither is the nation owing him but his sudden departure is a breach of the contract that was signed with him. According information gathered by the GNA Sports, the coach signed a three-year renewable contract with the GFA early February this year. The contract gives any of the parties the right to back out if there are grievances that are not settled within 30 days.

The coach however abandoned his post without any grievances that the GFA is aware of therefore his action is tantamount to a breach of contract.

Mr Nyantakyie said the GFA would take the matter to the Federation of International Football (FIFA) for the matter to be addressed with the appropriate compensation.

He said the GFA is not resting on the issue and will pursue the matter to its logical conclusion.

Coach Barreto left Ghana after guiding the national team a 2-0 win over Cape Verde Islands last Sunday and was later reported to have been signed on by a Portuguese side, C.S Maritimo.

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