The Player Status Committee of the Ghana Football Association has provided fresh evidence on the tussle for the economic rights of Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu.
In a dramatic turn of events, the Player Status committee [PSC] has asserted that the decision rely on the authorization of the Eastern Regional Football Association was a mistake as Creative Soccer Academy was a Greater Accra based club.
According to the PSC, the Ghana FA reliance on the letter from the Eastern regional Football Association was a mistake, and went ahead to suggest they received another letter from the Greater Accra regional Football Association to allow the committee to grant Mohammed Salisu the floating status, a decision that has been flatly rejected by Creative Soccer Academy.
“With regards to the assertion that Creative Soccer Academy was not affiliated to the Eastern Region Football Association as captured in the floating letter of Mr. Mohammed Salisu Abdul Karim, this was clearly explained to the Committee the club trained at Nsawam, so it was mistakenly taken to belong to the Eastern Region, hence the reference. However the letter from the Accra North District Football Association previously referred to, supercedes the letter from the Eastern Region Football Association” the PSC said.
Creative soccer petitioned the Ghana Football Association over the ‘illegal’ acquisition of floating status for Mohammed Salisu which enabled African Talent to register him, and his subsequent move to Real Valladolid in Spain.
It is not clear which of the two letters the Ghana FA PSC relied on in granting the floating status of the Player, but documents available to 442gh.com indicates the player’s move to Africa Talent Academy did not follow due process.
With the decision on the PSC to dismiss the petition by Creative soccer Academy, management has given the clear indication of going to the Appeals committee to have the case reviewed.
Mohammed Salisu is yet to kick a ball for Southampton after signing for them in the August Transfer window, coach of the saints has indicated the player has problems and will need time to deal with them before he starts playing