Asante Kotoko have denied report about the club being reluctant to extend contract of midfielder Justice Blay.
In a statement released on Tuesday,January 9, 2024, the Reds noted that they have sent a proposal to the player and currently awaits response.
The statement also clarified that the club’s proposal, in contrast to reports in the media, is not a 6 months extension.
For the records, the club presented a proposal to the player, which included the length of the contract renewal and financial consideration. It must be made clear that at no point was a 6-month contract proposed to the player. It comes to us as a surprise that a discussion between the player who intimated to us today, January 9, 2024, that he was going to get his “management” to conclude discussions with us would be in the media, when in fact, both the player and the club have not agreed anything in principle other than the proposal given to the player, which frankly does not even include a 6-month contract extension.
Justice Blay initially joined Kotoko on loan for the the 2019/2020 season.
After becoming the fans favourite, Kotoko made the move permanent in January 2022, signed him on a two-year deal.
Although injuries have hindered his progress at the club, he appears to have regained his form this season for Asante Kotoko and could extend the deal.