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Source: footballghana.com

I did not benefit from Kwame Bonsu's move to Esperance - Chibsah


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Yusif Alhassan Chibsah, a former Ghana international has rubbished reports indicating that he has benefited from the transfer of Kwame Bonsu from Asante Kotoko to Esperance.

According to the player intermediary, he is not to be blamed for the impasse between the two clubs with regard to the unpaid transfer fee of his client.

Chibsah worked on the transfer of midfielder Kwame Bonsu to the Tunisia giants from the Porcupine Warriors at a fee of $150, 000 last year June.

But not a penny has hit the account of Kotoko despite the two-time African champions signing to all the agreements.

Esperance have noted that Kotoko owe them $180,000 for wrongfully registering their player Emmanuel Clottey and that they want to offset Bonsu’s transfer fee with the debt owed them by Kotoko which will mean the Ghanaian giants still owe them $30, 000.

“Asante Kotoko have to pay Esperance $30 000 and this is from FIFA we have all the proof that they must pay us.

“Kotoko have a decision from FIFA that they must pay us for Emmanuel Clottey.

“With the transfer of Kwame, we still want money from Kotoko, the reason is that they owe us $180,000 and if Kwame Bonsu is for $150,000 then we have a balance of $30,000,” Walid Arem, the vice-president of Esperance explained on Kumasi-based Oyerepa FM.

But Chibsah has stated that he has done nothing wrong.

He said: “I have not done anything wrong. I really feel sorry for the club for this situation but please, people should not blame me. I have not done anything wrong. I did the best for my player and the best for Kotoko,” the former Kotoko captain revealed in a Facebook video.

“At least I didn’t know there was a debt of US$ 180,000 that Kotoko were supposed to settle with Esperance and that’s why all this issue is up,” he added.

He debunked suggestions that he has received his commission from the transfer.

“There have been a lot of rumours and stories that I personally benefited from this transfer.

“Some are even saying Esperance have paid a lot of money to me as agency fee and because of that, I’m not doing any effort to get Kotoko to get their money. These are all false.

“I have not benefited 1 euro or 1 dollar from this transfer. I have not taken any commission from Asante Kotoko or Esperance. Nothing. No money at all.”

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