Kotoko to cough $41,000 to Maxwell Konadu for wrongful termination of contract

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The Players’ Status Committee (PSC) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has awarded former Asante Kotoko coach, Maxwell Konadu a little over $41,000 following the unilateral termination of his contract by the porcupine warriors.

According to a report by Joy Sports, the Is-Hak Alhassan led Status Committee intimated that the decision by Asante Kotoko to unilaterally terminate the contract of the former Black Stars assistant coach was unfair and hasty.

Maxwell Konadu made demands for damages worth $60,000, one year salary of $36,000, the remainder of a sign-on fee of GH¢ 30,000 and a winning bonus of GH¢ 2,000.

However, Asante Kotoko in their defence offered to pay three months salary in lieu, sign-on fee and part payment of his bonuses citing Ghana labour laws for their decision to pay him off with three months salary.

The PSC ruled that partial reliefs, rejecting his request for $60,000 compensation for damages, but ruled that Kotoko should pay the rest of the reliefs sought after by Maxwell amounting to a little over $41,000.

Meanwhile, the administrative manager of Asante Kotoko, Emmanuel Newton Dasoberi in a Facebook post has noted that this is the most bizarre decision he’s seen in his life.

“This is the most bizarre decision I have seen in my life. No talk of law, but emotions. We are at crossroads. It is well,” he remarked.

Asante Kotoko is expected to file an appeal in the coming days to seek redress of the ruling of the PSC.

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