Mohammed-Awal Issah was wrong for breaching his contract with AmaZulu when he disappeared from the club in the first year of the three-year deal he signed with the club.
However, the punishment for his actions is way too harsh. The Ghanaian has been ordered to pay AmaZulu damages of more than R1, 7 million following the PSL’s Disciplinary Resolution Chamber (DRC) sitting.
“For us, it’s a matter of principle more than the money. We’ve been made to pay in the past whenever we didn’t want to see contracts out with coaches and players,” AmaZulu’s Lunga Sokhela said.
Is it fair for a club to ask that much money from a player?