Ghana Premier League side Elmina Sharks have lost the appeal they filed against the Ghana Football Association’s Player Status Committee decision against the club.
Sharks contested the Player Status Committee ruling to pay GHS19,000 (US$3,135) to player Eric Acquah who dragged the club to the adjudicatory body of the Ghanaian football ruling body for unlawfully terminating his contract.
A Player Status Committee ruling said the club wrongfully terminated the contract of the player, failed to pay him his outstanding salary of 11 months and also blocked him from training with the club – move the committee cited goes against a precedent set by CAS.
Sharks failed to pay the player his oustanding enticement fee of GHS10,000 and salary amounting to 9,000. In the earlier Player Status Committee ruling Sharks were asked to pay GHS12,000 to the player in outstanding salary payment but the Appeals Committee reduced it by GHS3,000.
The Player Status Committee gave Sharks a mandatory 14 day period to pay the amount to the player or face disciplinary action from the Disciplinary Committee.
Sharks failed to file a stay of execution on the earlier decision of the status committee which means the mandatory 14 day period might have passed and the Ghana FA Disciplinary Committee is set to open proceedings against the club that survived relegation from the Ghana Premier League on the final matchday of the 2020/21 league season.
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