October 23, 2021


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Zamalek facing severe sanctions if Egyptian giants fail to pay $1.2 million to Ben Acheampong within 30 days

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The legal representative of Ghanaian striker Benjamin Acheampong says Zamalek will be hit with further penalties if they fail to settle his client within 30-days following a Court of Arbitration for Sports ruling.The international sports tribunal imposed the fine on the Egyptian powerhouse over the wrongful termination of the striker’s contract.The Ghanaian was entitled to $400,000 but that figure has skyrocketed to $1.2 million after the ruling from the Swiss-based organisation.This means Zamalek have within 30-days to effect payment or risk further sanctions from the global body.And Dutchman Roy Veermer, who is the legal representative of the former Asante Kotoko striker, says Zamalek will face further sanctions if they fail to pay within the stipulated time given.The International Sports Arbitration Court (CAS) in Switzerland has decided to impose a fine on Zamalek in favor of my clients, and this is the highest court in football,” he told Al-Shorouk”In the event that the specified amount is not paid within a maximum period of 30 days, we will go to FIFA to impose sanctions on the club.”The sanctions will be strong and will include preventing Zamalek from making any new contracts.”Zamalek claim they are yet to receive an official notification from CAS regarding the case..The former Asante Kotoko hitman has dragged the Egyptian giants to the adjudicatory chamber for the side’s refusal honour its contractual obligations.FIFA rejected Acheampong’s complaints but CAS will now hear the appeal, scheduled for July 1 in Lausanne, Switzerland.The striker is now hoping to overturn FIFA’s ruling at the highest court in international sport.The Ghanaian star joined the Whites Nights in 2017 butterminatedhis contract after just a year overunfairtreatment.CAS has now ruled in favour of the Ghanaian- who will be smiling to the bank.Zamalek head of media Issam Salem told Egypt-based Ontime Sports that the money originally due the Ghanaian has doubled.”The Acheampong case is two and a half years old, and I think that the decision from the International Sports Court is final, but so far we have not received the decision yet and when we do, we will start to formally move towards this matter,” Salem said.”The verdict that Acheampong got from FIFA was worth $ 400,000, and with no payment yet and the case continuing until it reached the Sports Court, the amount doubled until it reached $ 1.2 million, and this number is very large.”Acheampong plied his trade with Zamalek back in 2017 but never managed to cement his position in the starting eleven and was therefore sent on loan before terminating his contract.The Ghanaian has an extensive resume’ having featured for Petro Luanda, Al-Agaba, El Dakhley, Petrojet and Al-Shamal

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