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Hearts awarded GH₵2,000 costs as ex-coach Frank Nuttall loses dismissal appeal

The Appeals Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has thrown out an appeal filed by former Hearts of Oak coach Frank Nuttall against the club.

Nuttall was fired by the Phobians in February 2018, for breach of contract.

The Scottish trainer initially reported the action taken by Hearts to the Status Committee of the GFA but lost the case as it was determined that the club did not amount to unilateral termination.

Not satisfied, Nuttall further appealed against the Status Committee ruling insisting Hearts failed to give him a required 7-day notice before deciding to ‘unilaterally terminate his contract without any compensation.’

However, in a ruling issued on Friday, August 7, the Appeals Committee says there was enough evidence to show that Hearts of Oak confronted Nuttall about his conduct, and the Scot further issued an official apology to the club after admitting to facilitating the transfer of players from Hearts while under contract with the club.

The Appeals Committee further explained that Hearts of Oak could use other alternatives in dealing with the matter provided the essence of the said clause was met, which per their estimation was done, hence their dismissal of the appeal.

Frank Nuttall is also to pay Hearts an amount GH₵2,000.

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