Tuesday May 09, 2023. 13:12
Ghana Premier League newcomers Tamale City have poured cold water on claims that they fielded an ineligible player in the 4-0 victory over King Faisal on Saturday.
The Babes are said to have filed a complaint with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over the double registration of Isaac Mensah, who featured in the clash at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
Ignatius Osei Fosu’s side alleged that Mensah was no longer eligible to play for Tamale City as he should have returned to his parent club, Sekondi Hasaacas, from a loan spell.
There were also suggestions that the midfielder has been playing under the name of Jireh Kojo Nissi, although Tamale City CEO Mohammed Iddi denied any knowledge of the latter’s identity.
“Isaac Mensah is a Tamale City player and there’s no doubt about that,” Iddi told Oyerepa FM.
“We took him from Hasaacas in the 2019-20 season and he was not released for us on loan because if you release a player on loan, you must specifically make sure that all documents are about the loan.
“Isaac didn’t have a contract with Hasaacas, he was released to us and we registered him. He has been with us for the past three seasons.
When asked about Mensah also being registered as Nissi, Iddi replied: “As the CEO of Tamale City, I don’t know, I’m not aware of that.”