Smouha player Ayman Ashraf (L) in action against Recreativo Libolo player Ezequiel Juliao (L)during the African Champion League (CAF) Round of 16 match between Smouha vs Recreativo Libolo at Borg Al Arab Stadium in Alexandria , Egypt, 24 May 2017
Sunday Jun 04, 2017. 10:00
Ghanaian player Ben Acheampong faces legal action from Egyptian club Smouha, who claimed he reneged on a contract with them to sign for rivals Zamalek.
Smouha announced on May 20 that they had signed the 27-year-old Ghanaian from fellow Egyptian side Al Dakhleya.
But just 10 days later the player signed a contract with Cairo giants Zamalek, bringing into question where his future lies.
“We can confirm that the transfer procedure of Acheampong from Dakhleya is correct and there is a release clause worth 3-million Dollars,” a Smouha club statement read.
“We are not involved in a dispute with Zamalek or Dakhleya. Our issue is with the player himself and his agent Nader El-Sayed, and we will not give up on the release clause and the club’s rights.”
The player faces a lengthy ban if he is found to have signed two conflicting contracts with the Egyptian clubs.