The Premier Soccer League’s Disciplinary Resolution Chamber took a bold decision in ruling that Mohammed-Awal Issah breached the contract between him and AmaZulu.
The player was ordered to pay the KZN side damages of more than R1, 7 million. That is a lot of money. It is unusual for a PSL player to be in that situation as it is usually the clubs that are found guilty and ordered to pay huge amounts in such occurrences.
The PSL DRC’s decision should be a lesson to all the other players in the league to respect their bosses, coaches, teammates, sponsors and most importantly, the supporters.
Issah was employed on a three-year deal to play for AmaZulu. Usuthu is the club that put him in the picture before he went on to play for clubs in countries such as Serbia, Norway and Greece.
The Ghanaian needed to communicate with his bosses at AmaZulu in a professional manner than disappearing when he felt that he didn’t have to be at our club anymore.
Issah’s countryman John Arwuah, who is also with AmaZulu after signing with the club in January, was disappointed at the manner the 27-year-old acted.
“When you play you do so for the name on your back and the badge in the front. For example, as a player, if you are ill-disciplined it’s your image that is affected,” Arwuah recently told Soccer Laduma.