Kumasi Asante Kotoko has through Offside Oku Consult written to Esperance Sportive de Tunisia and asked them to use the transfer fee of Kwame ‘Conte’ Bonsu to settle their debt.
Emmanuel Clottey was fined $180, 000 by FIFA for signing for Kotoko while he still has a contract with Esperance.
FIFA in their ruling also indicated that should Clottey fail to pay, Kotoko would have to pay the fine.
Kotoko in their letter to Esperance asked the Tunisian club to use the $150, 000 which the two clubs agreed for the transfer of Conte from Kotoko to Esperance last year to pay part of the money they owe them.
The two clubs also agreed that should Esperance sell Bonsu within 3 to 4 years, Kotoko would get 20% of the transfer fee.
Kotoko, in their letter, indicated that should Bonsu be sold within the stipulated period, they would use the money they would get to pay the remaining $30, 000.
Kotoko decided as Esperance made it clear to them that they would not pay the money because Kotoko owe them $180, 000 which also has a 5% increment annually.
Clottey has also sued Kotoko and asked the court to force Kotoko to pay the full fine because the club failed to inform him of the correspondence from FIFA.
Esperance is yet to respond to the letter.