Coulibaly responds to Al Ahly advisor: Stop lying to the media, fans
The saga between Souleymane Coulibaly and Egyptian giants Al Ahly has seen a new turn of events after the Ivorian striker has labelled the Red Devils’ legal advisor a liar.
Al Ahly board had filed a lawsuit against Coulibaly after he fled Egypt while being under contract with the club in May 2017 and the FIFA Dispute Settlement Court ruled that he has to pay a fine of $1.4 million and if he fails to do so he is not allowed to join or sign for any other club.
The Ivory Coast international recently completed a move to Scottish side Partick Thistle FC signing a one-year contract, but Al Ahly legal advisor Helmy Abdel Razek explained that the penalty may also reach the Scottish FA which means that the former Peterborough forward would still not be allowed to play.
“I just want to tell you [Al Ahly advisor]: could you please stop lying to the media? Could you please stop lying to the fans? Because you lie to Al Ahly fans too,” Coulibaly said in a filmed footage on Youtube.
“When you talk to the media please try to tell the truth because enough is enough. When you lie like that you are going to affect my club, you are going to affect my family and you are going to affect people who love me and want to see me play football again. Stop lying because I got the FIFA judgement here with me.”
The 23-year-old hitman has then showed two documents in which he claims they include decisions in his favour, in addition to a third document which reads that Al Ahly owes him the salary of May 2017 which amounts for 26,400 USD plus bonuses related to winning the domestic league and cup.
“I respect Al Ahly, their president and the fans even if they insult me till now, I respect the badge of Al Ahly. But the thing I don’t like is that you [Abdel Razek] keep lying to people. I don’t want to talk bad against Al Ahly, try to tell the truth because I got the same documents you got. I know you want to protect the club, this is your business and I understand that, but when you do that you have to tell the truth.”
“I am making this video to tell you [Abdel Razek] to stop talking my name, leave my name like this please. Protect your club by telling the truth not lying to media, why are you doing that? To make me look stupid? I am not accepting to give any interviews because I respect the club and the people working there at the moment. Let me live my life, let me continue playing football which I love,” he concluded.
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