Polack threatens court action against Asante Kotoko

Polack threatens court action against Asante Kotoko

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Apr 03, 2021. 15:00

Former Asante Kotoko coach Steven Polack has threatened to drag the Ghana Premier League club to court over a lack of compensation for a vehicle accident four years ago.

The Porcupine Warriors suffered a tragic accident in their team bus in mid-2017 which saw the death of equipment officer Thomas Obeng Asare while several others, including then-coach Polack, suffered varying degrees of injuries.

The Englishman has explained that he has no great desire to take this course of action, but is adamant that Asante Kotoko should compensate him for injuries suffered.

“This will be the first time taking legal action against my employer and sometimes in life you have to do and I felt something has to be done,” Polack told Asempa FM.

“[The accident affected me], physically, my right knee can’t bend no more like my left knee also having a problem with my neck and back.

“I feel more pains during winter than summer since the accident, I haven’t done any running and am a sports person, I find it difficult to run because of my knee.

“Mentally, sometimes I will wake up and my bed will be wet with sweat because I have been dreaming about the accident and what happened and I don’t know why I’ve not been compensated.”

Goal has reported on previous complaints from Polack in regards to this issue.

“You are an employee and you are working for an employer, you expect them [employer] to take care of you in whatever happens to you during your contract or the length you’ve been working there, so we are expecting them [Kotoko] to do that [compensate us],” he stated.

“Let’s be honest, they [Kotoko management] are adults, they should know these things. If the tables turn around and it happens to them, how will they feel?

“Three years later and we still haven’t been compensated. What if it were them in the accident? Don’t you think they would have already got their compensation?

“So always you need to put yourself in other people’s shoes and feel it too. Kotoko needs to compensate us [accident victims].”

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