Benjamin Acheampong demands justice following Egypt court ruling
The former Asante Kotoko man’s former lawyer Abdelrahman Mohamed El-Khabarawy filed a lawsuit against him for failing to pay the commission for his move to Zamalek.
Acheampong allegedly breached the contract between him and El-Kharabawy as he failed to pay EGP 400,000, which is the sum both parties had agreed upon prior to his transfer.
As a result, he was sentenced to three years in prison and has been forced to pay an EGP 400,000 fine after he failed to appear to any of his court hearings.
However, the 28-year-old said that he never breached the contract with his lawyer and demands justice from FIFA, CAF or the Egypt FA.
“Yesterday after our game I got many calls and messages about my sentence. I was really shocked about the news, People have published it without hearing from me,” Acheampong told Happy FM on Friday.
“No court has even served me or ask me to appear in court of any issues. I am not owing anybody so I am talking to my lawyer to pick up the issue.
“I have not even seen any letter from the Egypt court about my sentence so it’s not true.
“Even if I have any issues with the agent, the matter will be at the Egypt FA or CAF then to FIFA, not Egypt court.
“I have paid the agent everything regarding my transfer to Zamalek but when I started having problems with Zamalek, this agent was nowhere to be found. He didn’t even help me when I had issues with Zamalek.
“Chibsah, Mr Tony and one guy from FIFA helped me during my problems with Zamalek. I didn’t steal anything or did anything to be jailed in Egypt. If he has a problem with me then he should report it to Egypt FA, CAF or FIFA.”
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