Soccer News of Saturday, 26 April 2014
The 26-year-old forward has regretted going to Libya to sign a pre-contract with a club without the blessing of the Porcupine Warriors and has been slapped with a suspension.
Ghana giants Asante Kotoko have suspended striker Yahaya Mohammed indefinitely for going AWOL to sign a pre-contract with Al Ittihad Tripoli.
A three-member committee set up by the Porcupine Warriors to investigate the issue arrived at the decision after the player admitted his folly.
The decision reads: “Following the findings of the three member committee set up to investigate your disappearance, Management in consultation with the technical team has suspended you, indefinitely.
The decision of the management to suspend you indefinitely is grounded on the following:
“You (Yahaya Mohammed) in your own evidence admitted that it was wrong for you not to have sought permission to travel to Libya.
“Your evidence before the committee confirmed that you signed a pre-contract for Iittihad Tripoli club of Libya.
“For this reasons, you will receive half of your salary at the end of the month till your suspension period is over with effect from March 2014.”
The 26-year-old’s contract ends by the close of the season.
Meanwhile, he said he has regretted his actions and has advised his team-mates to take a cue from it.
“I have regretted leaving to Libya without informing Kotoko of my intentions to sign a pre-contract with Al Ittihad. This is a lesson other players should learn something from as they progress in their football career because I am a bit fortunate with the punishment inflicted on me by the club and they might not be that lucky if they do the same,” the former OGC Nice player told Angel FM.