We don’t have the strength to help Kotoko over FIFA fine – Ghalca boss

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Ghana League Clubs Association (Ghalca) chairman, Kudjoe Fianoo is worried about the fate of Asante Kotoko as the club faces possible demotion to the second tier.

The Kumasi-based outfit risk being pushed down the ladder as they are running against time to meet a FIFA ultimatum.

“As Ghalca chairman, we are worried about the crisis that has entangled Kotoko, but it’s rather unfortunate we don’t have the strength to help, with the Ghana Football Association also not well-positioned [to help],” Fianoo told Light FM.

“We simply cannot sit idle for Ghana’s gigantic club to be relegated.

“They [Kotoko’s management] should reach out to their numerous supporters around the world, forget any pain cause by one other, swallow their pride, bury their differences and come together in resolving this issue.”

Kotoko have been issued a deadline to clear the debt owed to Tunisian club Esperance over the signing of Emmanuel Clottey in 2015.

The Porcupine Warriors’ reluctance to pay up,has been linked to the sale of Kwame Bonsu to the North African side last year.

“This will serve as a good lesson for the club [Kotoko] because they have been paying a lot of judgement debt recently,” Fianoo added.

“I believe Kotoko supporters have that capacity of helping extremely.”

Reports say Kotoko have until May 10 to cough up a total amount of $240,000 (€218,915) which also includes a fine

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