Kotoko ready to fight en-bass in court

kkKWAME Adom Appiah has confirmed being appointed as counsel for Kumasi Asante Kotoko as they prepare their defence against a court action brought against the club by former chairman Dr. K.K Sarpong.

Dr, Sarpong has dragged the club to court in an attempt to retrieve a cumulative amount of GHC536, 247.00 (close to $140,000) he claims he lent the club during difficult periods.

There were thoughts that an out of court settlement would be reached when the case was first filed in court.

It however clearly appears there will be no diplomacy in settling this case as both parties prepare to slug it out in the law court.

Kumasi-based legal practitioner from the Owusu Bempah chambers Kwame Adom Appiah has been appointed by Kotoko to lead their defence in the case.

“I have had discussions with the leadership of Asante Kotoko and have accepted their appointment to lead their defence in court in a case brought by K.K Sarpong,” he revealed to Angel FM.

“The club has received a writ of summons and have a mandatory eight days to respond otherwise there will be an application for a default judgment.

“We have fulfilled that requirement and now await to make our defence and that will be done within 14 days.”

Dr. K.K Sarpong quit Asante Kotoko two seasons ago following the expiration of his initial three-year mandate handed him by club owner Otumfour Osei Tutu II.

He is now going all out to claim monies owned him almost two years after walking out on the club in acrimonious fashion.

*Ghana are out of the CAF Beach Soccer Nations Cup after suffering a 5-3 defeat to Morocco on Wednesday in Seychelles.

The match started in the sun and slowly turned to night and the lights shone brightly on the two national selections.

The drama began before the lights kicked on, but the drama at dusk was a perfect example of back-and-forth action.

Ghana nailed the first goal home, only to watch Morocco claw their way to the lead. The determination of Ghana was obvious as they came back to tie things, but the Moroccans were able to score and take the lead again, late in the final period.

The win gives Morocco a chance at the semi-finals, if they can defeat Madagascar tomorrow evening.

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