Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) bans transfer of Alhassan Mubarak Wakaso to French side Lorient.
The newly-promoted Ligue 1 club was meant to pay the Ghanaian side a part of the transfer fee to the third tier as solidarity compensation after the transfer of the player.
According to FIFA, he failed to pay the Ghanaian lower division club Cheetah FC it’s part of the transfer amount for midfielder Alhassan Mubarak Wakaso.
Les Merlus is responsible for defaulting in the statutory payment.
In 2017, Kasoa-based Cheetah FC hired Ghanaian expert Ashford Tettey Oku of Offside Consult who dragged the Brittany-based side to FIFA’s Players Status Committee and then the Disciplinary Committee.
It was not until May 5, 2020, when the Disciplinary Committee gave FC Lorient Bretagne up until June 5, 2020, to pay solidarity plus 5% interest of about € 10, 000 or face immediate and automatic transfer ban.
On Monday, June 8, 2020, Tettey Oku wrote a letter to FIFA as well as the France Football Federation to trigger the process until they make payment.