Investigate Hearts – Duncan urges SSNIT

Coach DuncanThe tug- of-war between Hearts of Oak and David Duncan has taken a new twist as the trainer has reportedly asked the Social Security and National Insurance Trust to investigate over unpaid contribution for the period he worked at the club, according to reports .

According to the reports, Hearts failed to pay Duncan’s contributions to SSNIT, this though is yet to be confirmed.

Fellow Ghanaian Premier League side AshGold paid all of Duncan’s SSNIT entitlement when he coached the Miners four seasons ago and he is furious Hearts failed to pay his contributions.

According to Ghana’s employment regulations, all organisation are obliged to make monthly contributions to SSNIT for the retirement benefits of their employees but most local companies flout this regulation.

If the matter is taken up by SSNIT, Hearts will spend considerable amount of time in the court room battling the coach over the issue.

Duncan has taken a bold step to openly fight the 2000 African champions over his entitlements after he was unduly dismissed by Hearts of Oak last November for a reason which is yet to be made public.

The two sides have a case pending at the Ghana Football Association after Hearts appealed against a decision by the body’s Status Committee ordering Hearts to pay the coach $40,000.

Most Hearts fans have openly gone public to support the coach to drill the 20-time Ghanaian champions, using appropriate channel to claim his entitlements from the club.

*Kotoko acting Chief Executive Opoku Nti has reiterated that the current downturn of events at the club will not force him to quit.

Nti, a club legend, has been under immense pressure to step down after the team’s disappointing exit from the CAF Champions League.

Management has also been blamed for failing to hand midfielder Yahaya Mohammed a contract renewal which has led the player to sign a pre-contract with Libyan giants Ittihad Tripoli.

Nti is refusing to admit these minuses are indictment on their club’s leadership.

“For me, I believe if ever I do not believe in my capabilities I will walk away but this is a club which I have played for and will give my all to see this club succeeded,” Nti told GHANASoccernet.com

” We have gone through harder times in our history and these are just one of those hard times and for me I hardly pay attention to what people say. All I know is that posperity will judge us all.

“I won’t be cowed into quitting that’s not me I will rather work hard to ensure that we emerge out of this situation as one family.

“We management are not happy with all that is going but we are never stronger until we are tested.”

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