Ghanaian Footballer Jailed 3 Years in Egypt

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A Ghanaian footballer who currently plays in Qatar, Benjamin Acheampong, has been jailed 3 years by a court in Egypt for failing to settle a debt.

Acheampong, who used to play for Egyptian side Zamalek, was sued by his former agent who arranged his move to Egypt for failing to pay him his agent fees.

Wael Al-Kharbtawi arranged the Zamalek deal and was owed $23,000 as a result, but Acheampong refused to pay him the money.

That led the agent to sue the Ghanaian player in Egypt.

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Acheampong, who currently plays in Qatar, refused numerous summons to appear in court and was thus sentenced in absentia.

The former Asante Kotoko player has been sentenced to 3 years in jail and also ordered to pay Wael the $23,000 he owes him.

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com

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