A few days after reports emerged that Asante Kotoko have finally settled their differences with Tunisian giants Esperance over a directive from FIFA to pay the Tunisian giants $240k, the office of the owner of the club – Manhyia – has set up a 3-member committee to investigate the affairs of the club.
Manhyia Palace, the seat of the Asantehene of Asanteman has formed a three-member committee to be led by Prof. Lydia Nkansah to look into the affairs of the Porcupine Warriors.
The Kumasi-based Ghana Premier League giants have been characterized by several degrees of controversy following FIFA’s directive to pay the said amount to the Tunisian side.
The Porcupine Warriors in 2015 signed a contract with Emmanuel Clottey who was under contract with Esperance with the consent of the Tunisians.
Manhyia has however set up the 3-member committee with the following mandate:
“A committee has been appointed to a) Investigate all the circumstances surrounding Asante Kotoko sporting club’s transactions with the Tunisian club Esperance which resulted in the FIFA ruling and the subsequent transfer of another Asante Kotoko player to the club.
“b) Investigate the failure of Asante Kotoko to meet its regulatory obligations for the Premier League license”, the statement last week said.
In today’s statement, Manhyia Palace has confirmed that it has appointed Prof. Lydia Nkansah to conduct investigations into the affairs of the Ghana Premier League record champions.
“His Majesty Otumfour Osei Tutu II, Asantehene has appointed Prof. Lydia Nkansah, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to chair the three-member committee to investigate the affairs of the Asante Kotoko Sporting Club”, a statement signed by Kofi Badu who is the Chief of Staff of the Office of the Asantehene said.
Full statement below: