World football governing body, FIFA has closed its file on the issues relating to player, Kwame Bonsu, Asante Kotoko and Esperance.
In a letter dated May 4, 2020, and signed by Head of Playersâ€™ Status at FIFA, Erika Montemor Ferreira; FIFA said it would â€œproceed to the closure of the fileâ€ after the amicable agreement between the two clubs.
FIFAâ€™s correspondence came two days after it received a communication from Closemarking Consult, the firm that aided Kotoko in the matter, explaining that the two clubs have successfully resolved the issue.
Esperance had earlier delayed in paying Bonsuâ€™s transfer fee in view of the unresolved issues around the signing of Emmanuel Clottey. Kotoko would subsequently be fined US$240,000 by FIFA with the breakdown as follows â€“ transfer fee US$180,000; accrued interest, US$45,000 and legal charges â€“ US$15,000.
A pact was however reached between Kotoko and Esperance to waive the US$45,000 accrued interest; US$150,000 being Bonsu transfer fee paid as part payment to offset the US$180,000 debt with the remaining US$30,000 rather paid by Kotoko.
With the necessary payments thus made and acknowledged by Esperance and FIFA, Kotoko now have a clean bill of health and would suffer no transfer ban in consequence.