Division One outift Steadfast FC have been dragged to the Ghana Football Association over failed agreement which involves the transfer of forward Abdul Fatawu Issahaku to Sporting Lisbon.
The tier side which is owned by Minority Leader in Parliament Mr Haruna Iddrissu were summoned to the FA after failing to settle an agreement between Tamale Utrech Academy.
According to sources, Steadfast FC agreed in December 2018 with Tamale Utrecht to pay a 20% onward transfer fees if Issahaku secures a deal locally or abroad.
However, following the 18-year-transfer old’s transfer to Sporting Lisbon for €1.2 million, Steadfast have paid €110,000 instead of the agreed-upon percentage of €204,000.
The Academy side have reported Steadfast FC to the GFA after numerous of attempts to get the remaining percentage which is €94,000 have proved futile.
The two clubs agreed on a 20% onward transfer fee, but Steadfast decided against paying it because they felt it was too high.
Issahaku was a minor and thus could not have entered into a professional contract with Utrecht, making an onward transfer fee agreement illegal.
Steadfast officials thus decided to pay Utrecht “any amount for their investment in the career” of the tournament’s 2021 CAF U20 AFCON player.
Issahaku was sold to the Portuguese giants for €1.2 million last year.
The first €550,000 tranche was paid earlier this year, and the second tranche of €650,000 was paid about three months ago.
If efforts to receive payment in Ghana fail, Utrecht are determined to report the matter to FIFA and would consider legal action at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
Issahaku was promoted to the first team of Sporting Lisbon in the ongoing season and has made three appearances.