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Kotoko to part ways with Yacouba – Kwame Kyei

Chairman for Asante Kotoko’s executive, Kwame Kyei has revealed the club will soon be parting ways with talisman Songne Yacouba.

He disclosed that Kotoko has been frantically trying to persuade the Burkinabe to sign a new deal.

Songne Yacouba’s contract with the club is expected to end in February.

The two parties have, however, been unable to reach an agreement due to the player’s high financial demands.

“We met him [Yacouba] and his representatives to discuss his contract extension but their demands can’t be fulfilled by Kotoko,” Kyei said, as reported by Kickgh.

“Before God and man, we can’t pay the $150,000 [€135,247] he has been demanding since we started negotiations.

“Kotoko can’t pay such amount of money for his contract renewal.

“His contract will end soon and he will leave the club because he is not ready to agree to our terms.”

Yacouba joined Kotoko on a two-year deal in 2018.

Last December, he emerged as the most exciting player in the Ghana Premier League in a nationwide survey by the African Sports Centre for Data, Research and Technology (ASC).

The striker has been linked to Zambian sides Nkana FC and Zesco United, Libyan outfit Al Hilal and Orlando Pirates in South Africa. Last year, Kotoko turned down

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