FIFA gives Ghana FA ultimatum over Kotoko’s Ugandan player Ochaya

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has asked Ghana to show prove why they cannot give Uganda player Joseph Ochaya an International Transfer Certificate as he wants to leave giants Asante Kotoko on a free transfer.

“The World governing body wrote to the Uganda FA on Wednesday indicating that they have given the Ghana FA at ultimatum till Jan. 20 to prove that Ochaya cannot be allowed to join a team of his choice,” said the FA’s spokesman Hussein Ahmed on Friday.

Ochaya who formerly played for Ghana’s League Champions Asante Kotoko sought assistance from FIFA after his employers were not fulfilling part of his contract terms which forced him to return to Uganda last year.

Ahmed explained that the Ghana FA has been tasked to attach any evidence why they have not issued an ITC to the player.

David Tamale, secretary to Ugandan Champions KCCA FC told Xinhua in an interview that they are trying to sign Ochaya because the player does not want to go back to Ghana.

“Ochaya has a point if Asante Kotoko failed to pay him what he was meant to get. Let them release him so that we can get the best out of him since he is even our former player,” added Tamale.

KCCA FC are preparing for a preliminary round match of the 2015 CAF Champions League against the Cameroon League Champions.

Two other Ugandan players Emmanuel Okwi and Godfrey Walusimbi have in the past had FIFA force their respective clubs Etoile Du Sahel to release the players because of breach of contract.

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