Egyptian Professional Players committee receive Acheampong CAS ruling

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Benjamin Acheampong
Benjamin Acheampong

The Egyptian Professional Players committee have been informed about The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) decision against Zamalek and in favour of former club striker Benjamin Acheampong.

Acheampong plied his trade with Zamalek back in 2017 but never managed to cement his position in the starting eleven and was therefore sent on loan before terminating his contract.

After his departure his former lawyer Abdelrahman Mohamed El-Khabarawy filed a lawsuit against him for failing to pay the commission for his move to Zamalek.

Acheampong allegedly breached the contract between him and El-Kharabawy as he failed to pay EGP 400,000, which is the sum both parties had agreed upon prior to his transfer.

As a result, he was sentenced to three years in Egyptian prison and has been forced to pay an EGP 400,000 fine after he failed to appear to any of his court hearings.

However, Acheampong claimed to have never breached the contract and demanded justice from FIFA, CAF or the Egypt FA.

He then filed a complaint against the White Castle to CAS, claiming that he had had several outstanding salary payments, and the court eventually ruled in his favor.

And on Thursday the Egyptian Professional Committee have received the letter of the decision from FIFA and the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) which cites that Zamalek are obliged to pay the 30-year-old striker $1.150M, in addition to paying part of the legal fees.

Acheampong played for Zamalek during the 2017/2018 but it was a period to forget for both parties as the Ghanaian striker featured in only six games scoring two goals.

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