The Ghana FA has ordered Hearts of Oak coach Samuel Boadu to pay Medeama a paltry GH₵ 30,000 for breach of contract in a shocking ruling on Monday, GHANAsoccernet.com Headquarters can exclusively report.
The Mauve and Yellows are seething with rage after the Status Committee ruled on Monday that the gaffer must pay just GH₵ 30,000 to his former club for the “unilateral” termination of his contract.
The two-time FA Cup were seeking for “substantial damages” of around GH₵ 320,000 for the arbitrary decision by the the coach including compensation.
But the Status Committee has rejected the residual value claim by Medeama, insisting the coach must pay the club a meagre GH₵ 30,000 for breach of contract.
Boadu, a former Asokwa Deportivo coach, shocked the Mauve and Yellows with a resignation on February 25, 2021but signed a permanent contract with Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak seven days later.
Medeama backed their case with legal justification for financial claims citing multiple adjudication cases from FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
The Tarkwa-based side said the decision by coaches Samuel Boadu and Hamza Obeng are “premature, hasty, arbitrary, unacceptable and above all abuse of office as an employee” and did not find it expedient and prudent to warn or complain to the club before taken the decisions.
The club says the arbitral decisions have caused “irreparable harm” and has had a negative impact on the overall performance of the team.
Medeama also insist the “damage done physically and psychologically to the club” due to the sudden unplanned departure of the two coaches cannot be explained and are now seeking for a “residual value in damages”.
Boadu’s assistant Hamza Obeng also quit his role at the club on March 16 but joined his boss at Hearts of Oak eight days later.
Boadu spent three years at Medeama before being joined by his assistant Hamza Obeng – who spent two years at the club.
Medeama are set for a legal showdown with the two coaches after reporting the duo to the Player Status Committee for breach of contracts.