Samuel Boadu, the head coach of Hearts of Oak has been ordered by the Status Committee of the Ghana FA to pay Gh¢ 30,000 to his former club, Medeama SC.
The fast-rising gaffer was asked to pay the above-mentioned amount as compensation to the Tarkwa based club for the “unilateral” termination of his contract
Medeama were seeking “substantial damages” of around GH₵320,000 for the arbitrary decision by the coach including compensation.
However, after hearing of the case, the Status Committee has rejected the residual value claim by Medeama, insisting the coach must pay the club a meagre GH₵30,000 for breach of contract.
Boadu left his role as the head coach of the Yellow and Mauve on February 25, 2021, to sign a permanent contract with Ghanaian giants Hearts of Oak.
Medeama backed their case with a legal justification for financial claims citing multiple adjudication cases from FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
The Tarkwa-based side said the decision by coaches Samuel Boadu and Hamza Obeng are “premature, hasty, arbitrary, unacceptable and above all abuse of office as an employee” and did not find it expedient and prudent to warn or complain to the club before taking the decisions.
Boadu spent three years at Ghana Premier League side Medeama SC before quitting his role as head coach to takeover Hearts of Oak prior to the commencement of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League season second round in February.
Hearts currently sit on top of the league log with 53 points.