Karela United have won their case against Hearts of Oak over the ownership of Dominic Eshun.
The Player Status Committee of the Ghana Football Association on Thursday has ordered the Eshun to return to Karela United after signing for Hearts of Oak late last year.
The midfielder penned a long-term deal with the Phobians in December last year, claiming he had completed his contract with the Anyinase-based side.
The unveiling of the player was witnessed by his father who doubles as his manager, former club CEO, Mark Noonan as well as Head Coach and Director of Football, Kim Grant.
Karela, however, indicated that the player in question has a running contract with the club which ends in November 2019 and therefore accused the Accra giants of inducement.
The ruling by the Committee means Eshun could remain with Karela till November 2019, a date the latter claims marks the end of their contract.
None of the parties has yet commented on the ruling that has come at a time the clubs are busily involved in the NC Special Competition.
Dominic Eshun featured 7 times (4 starts) for Karela in the first round of their debut campaign in the truncated 2017/18 Ghana Premier League.
He previously played for Medeama SC before the Nzema based side in 2017.