Ghanaian striker Ben Acheampong suffers 3-year jail sentence in Egypt

Former Asante Kotoko striker Ben Acheampong has been handed a three-year jail sentence for failing to pay the commission on his transfer to Egyptian giants Zamalek to his agent according to


In addition to the jail term, he has been fined $570 over his transfer to Zamalek two years ago.

The judge who sat on the case ordered Ben Acheampong to pay the agent Wael Al-Kharbtawi his commission of $23,000 in addition to the fine and the 36 months jail term.

It is understood that Al-Kharbtawi who did not receive his share of the transfer fee involving Acheampong after Zamalek had made payment to the Ghanaian headed to court for redress.


Ben Acheampong according to the story had refused to appear before the court, despite several invitation, so the judge ruled on the case in his absence.

Acheampong currently plays in Qatar which might be the reason why he failed to attend the court hearing which has resulted in the tough sentence.

Kharbatawi is expected to send a copy of the verdict to the player's embassy and send a copy to the Egyptian Embassy in Qatar, where he joined a Qatari club recently.


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