A former Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach has reportedly denied owing money to an ex-teammate from his playing days.
Reports in Ghana have emerged that John Paintsil reportedly owes money to his former Black Stars teammate, Derek Boateng.
According to reports, it has been alleged that Boateng has gone to court in an attempt to reclaim US $ 20,000 (R301 940) allegedly borrowed by Paintsil while they were in camp during the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa.
However, Paintsil has reportedly denied owing Boateng, as reported on ghanasoccernet.com.
“I have received a summons from court over the said issue and I have discussed the matter with my lawyer to take the necessary legal actions. All I can say is that I don't owe Derek. I don't owe him a penny. But since the matter is now in court, I will talk less about it and leave it to the judiciary to decide whether I owe him or not,” the former defender has been quoted on ghanasoccernet.com.
Having retired from playing professional football in 2016 after playing for Maritzburg United, Paintsil joined Chiefs for his first coaching job in June 2016 as an assistant coach to the club’s former head coach, Steve Komphela.
The Ghanaian parted ways with Amakhosi in June last year, with the club confirming at the time that an agreement to terminate his contract as the assistant coach of the club had been reached.