The two-time Ghana Premier League champions will be smiling at the bank after winning their legal suit filed against the Tunisian top-flight league side.
FIFA has ushered Club Africain to pay over $120,000 to Aduana Stars over the unpaid transfer fee of their former striker Derrick Sasraku. The Tunisian giants have been ordered by the World football governing body to pay $120,000 (plus interest) to the Dormaa-based club after failing to settle the transfer fee of the deadly goal poacher.
Aduana Stars transferred their key striker Derrick Sasraku to the Tunisian club on a transfer fee of $120,000 but the Red and White lads refused to pay the agreed fee. Per the agreement between the two clubs, Club Africain was to settle the transfer fee in two instalments – US$ 60,000 upon receipt of the International Transfer Certificate (ITC) on August 26 and same amount on November 11, 2018.
But the North African club refused to pay the $120,000 to Aduana Stars after several attempts by the club via the Ghana Football Association. The Dormaa-based club decided to drag Club Africain to FIFA through CLOSE marking Consult (CMC) led by Ashford Tettey-Oku. Club Africain have been given a 45-day period to make payment of the initial $60,000 plus a five percent interest per annum from August 26 2018 to September 3, 2020.
The Tunisian club are also to pay US$ 60,000 plus five percent interest per annum from November 16, 2018 to September 3, 2020, covering the second tranche. Additionally, Club Africain must dish out CHF 3,000 to FIFA as final cost of proceedings.
The Tunisian club could suffer transfer ban (both local and international) for maximum duration of three consecutive registration periods if they fail to comply. In May 2020, Club Africain were asked to pay $140,000 to Derrick Sasraku for a wrongful contract termination.