Just one year after his promotion to the senior side of Spanish side Real Valladolid and his excellent first season at the club, an Academy club in Ghana have emerged as the rightful holders of the economic right of Ghana’s Mohamed Salisu, and heading to FIFA to demand compensation.
Investigations conducted by 442GH.com indicates Africa Talent Youth Academy secured an ‘illegal’ floating status from the Ghana Football Association for the player prior to his movement to the Spanish Outfit.
Our investigations reveals Mohammed Salisu was a player of Creative Soccer Academy signed in December, 2016 prior to his ‘illegible’ move to Africa Talent Youth Academy in May 2017 and subsequently to Real Valladolid in the Spanish top-flight league in 2019. Creative Soccer Academy acquired the services of Salisu from West Africa Football Academy (WAFA) in 2016 as free player.
After a successful release and transfer by WAFA to Creative Soccer Academy, Salisu was attracted to two foreign agents. with the consultation of his mother, she opted for Fabricio Scuderri, an Italian who tried to invite Salisu to Italy for a possible European football career.
Creative Soccer Academy included parental consent from the mother and also acquired a GFA introductory letter in the quest to make the move possible. Unfortunately Mohamed Salisu failed two interviews at the Italian embassy in Accra.
Our investigations continues that after failing to secure the travelling visa to Italy, Salisu was convinced to join African Talent Youth Academy whose management promised to secure him a foreign deal, Africa Talent Youth further spoke to his mother who once gain gave her consent for the player to be registered.
According to the managers of Creative Soccer Academy, Mustapha Abdul Nuur one of their directors who moved to Africa Talent Youth Academy connived with the former club of Salisu (Barcelona FC in Kumasi) to lure the player with a possible move to Europe.
Further from getting Mohammed Salisu to play for them, African Talent Youth Academy also promised a 20% onward transfer to the management of Creative Soccer Academy who rejected, and insisted on signing the player.
“As things begin to unfold, days passes. On a certain days, our chairman got a phone call from an unknown person claiming to be Salisu’s uncle. He presented a deal saying, our chairman should accept the deal African Talent has brought forth. But our chairman ones again declined it. It was in that back and forth that one day our chairman was told Salisu came to camp and packed all his belongings and had left for the camp of African Talent Football Academy.” Official of Creative Soccer Academy lamented.
Creative Soccer Academy maintains that during the period of the player tussle, someone managed to break into their player registration system, and with the support of some Ghana FA officials secured a floating status for the player to enable his transfer to Valladolid in Spain without the consent of Creative Soccer Academy.
“After we successfully restored our data and several attempts to unearth the reason and how Salisu acquired a floating status, we found out that he was given the said letter after it was claimed that Creative Soccer Academy was located in Eastern Region but in actual fact, the team remains on the Greater Accra Regional Football Association register, Accra North District to be precise.” the official said.
further checks from Africa Talent Youth Academy reveals their outfit hold no grudge against Creative Soccer Academy and is prepared to negotiate on the possible future transfer of the player.
in an interview with Mustapha Nuur, who is now with Africa Talent Youth Academy, they [Creative Soccer Academy] stands a chance to have parts of the training compensation and Solidarity payments from any future transfer of the player, insisting the move to Valladolid was free.
He also denied forging any floating documents for the player insisting the player was duly registered by his club.
Mr Mustapha nuur maintains that Salisu was not wrongfully acquired by his side, but was quick to say the management of Creative Soccer Academy did not have any future plans for the player hence his decision to assist Africa Talent to help in his development.
Creative Soccer Academy has given the strongest of signs to petition both the Ghana Football Association and FIFA insisting African Talent Academy did not have the right in the transfer of the player, and alleges criminality in the deal leading to his floating status and his subsequent move to Europe.