Premier League side Accra Great Olympics have confirmed official termination of their contract with for goal king Emmanuel Clottey following the eruption of a legal battle between the player and Esperance regarding his illegitimate move to Asante Kotoko in 2015.
The former Berekum Chelsea forward joined Asante Kotoko in 2015 but was banned by FIFA along the line after the deal was proven illegitimate as he had unfinished contract with Tunisian side Esperance. FIFA slapped him with a $180,000 fine, but Clottey successfully made the Porcupine Warriors to pay the fine as he shipped the blame on them. Clottey joined Great Olympics for the 2019/2020 season, but the Accra based club later refused to use him to avoid any future consequences due to the active litigation.
The player became free to resume his football career and had hinted ghanasportspage of his release by Olympics, but it remained unclear whether he is still with Olympics, and the club has now confirmed to ghanasportspage.com that their contract with the prolific goal poacher has been terminated on mutual grounds.
“Yes what he told you is true”, club CEO Oloboi Commodore confirmed in an interview with ghanasportspage.com. “We terminated the contract when the case arose”, he explained.
Asked whether the termination was by mere assumption or official backed by documents, Mr. Oloboi emphatically confirmed that both parties signed a termination agreement which makes it official that Clottey is no longer a player of Olympics.
“On paper it is terminated, we’ve signed a termination [with him]”, Oloboi confirmed.
The termination now means that Emmanuel Clottey is now a free player, free from litigation, ban or contractual binding of any kind, and is now available as a free agent to join any club of his choice if football makes a return from current coronavirus enforced suspension.
The 32-year old striker won the Ghana Premeir League title with Berekum Chelsea in the 2010-2011 season and finished the 2006/2007 league season as top scorer, scoring 14 goals for Great Olympics. After winning the premier league in 2011 with Berekum Chelsea, Clottey led his club to the group stage of the CAF Champions league and emerged top scorer of the competition with 12 goals.