Former Kotoko boss Hans Dieter-Schmidt says he will have no mercy for the reds in the matter of the monies owed him for wrongful termination of contract seven years ago. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has directed the Kumasi-side to pay the German 99,000 Euros or face severe disciplinary actions.
“This is not an issue of sympathy even though I like Kotoko very much. This is a matter of contract and legalities and so after seven years, I feel I have justice at last,” said Schmidt.
He asked his former employers to be more careful in future dealings and know their job.
“Kotoko must know their responsibility and that is what they have to follow now. I have been in contact with George Amoako, Dr. Kofi Kodua Sarpong and Major Larsen, but the issue is beyond me.”
But is the German worried about how fast the reds can raise the money in time before sanctions come in? “As to how they raise the money it is totally not my problem“. I am just waiting for the money because I think I was not treated fairly at all.
Schmidt noted that the money Kotoko will pay should be a warning to all clubs who hire and fire without taking legal precautions and respect for contracts..