Tamale City’s Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed Iddi, has dismissed King Faisal’s protest against his team’s alleged use of an unqualified player in their recent Ghana Premier League match. King Faisal claimed that Tamale City’s captain, Isaac Mensah, was registered under two different identities and dates of birth in the FIFA Connect System, rendering him ineligible to play in the match. Additionally, King Faisal argued that Mensah was ineligible to play because he was loaned out to Tamale City and should have returned to his parent club, Sekondi Hasaacas, at the end of the loan.
However, in response to King Faisal’s claims, Iddi stated that Mensah is indeed a member of his team, and there is no doubt about it. He clarified that Tamale City took Mensah from Hasaacas in the 2019/20 season and that he was not released on loan to Tamale City. Iddi emphasized that Mensah did not have a contract with Hasaacas and was released to Tamale City, where he has been playing for the past three seasons.
For the most part, this situation seems to be a case of miscommunication or misunderstanding between the two clubs. It is important for clubs to have clear and accurate records of their players’ contracts and loan agreements to avoid these types of disputes. However, in this case, it appears that Tamale City followed the correct procedures in registering Mensah and that he is indeed eligible to play for the club.
It is worth noting that Mensah has been a key player for Tamale City this season, scoring six goals in 24 appearances and serving as the team’s captain. Tamale City will be relieved to have this matter resolved as they continue their campaign in the Ghana Premier League.
In a nutshell, while King Faisal may have had concerns about Mensah’s eligibility to play, Tamale City’s CEO has firmly rejected these claims and provided evidence that Mensah is indeed a member of their team. It is crucial for clubs to maintain accurate records of their players’ contracts and loan agreements to avoid similar disputes in the future.