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Sports News of Monday, 10 September 2018

Source: asempanews.com

I don’t owe Derek Boateng a penny - John Paintsil

Former Ghana defender, John Paintsil has denied claims he is indebted to ex-teammate Derek Boateng to the tune of $20,000.

Reports emerged on Monday that Derek his former playing mate in a bid to retrieve the cash which the latter purportedly borrowed from him while at the national team camp during the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup.

In a writ, the former Eibar striker is demanding the $20,000 plus interest at commercial bank rate from the date the defendant collected the money till date of final payment.

Boateng is also asking the defendant to cover his legal fees and cost.

But in an interview with Kasapa FM, the former Fulham defender rubbished the claims.

“I have received summons from court over the said issue and I have discussed the matter with my lawyer to take the necessary legal actions.

“All I can say is that I don’t owe Derek.

“I don’t owe him a penny, but since the matter is now in court I will talk less about it and leave it to the judiciary to decide whether I owe him or not,” he added.