Asante Kotoko have announced that defender Christopher Nettey has left the club upon the expiry of his contract on Boxing Day.
The right-back arrived in 2019 from lower-tier side Attram de Visser Academy and lasted the entire duration of his three-year contract.
Nettey made 69 Ghana Premier League appearances for the Porcupine Warriors during his stint.
Playing 24 games in the GPL, it was midway into his stay – the 2020/21 season – that the 24-year-old blossomed as the enterprising right-back that he was touted for when he was brought on board for a $34,000 fee from the lower leagues.
He saw his contribution drop to 18 games when they won the 2021/22 league title under coach Prosper Narteh Ogum. In the ongoing 2022/23 campaign, Nettey featured twice in 9 league games.
It has been established that Kotoko were blown off by Nettey’s demands when a first attempt was made to extend his contract a couple of months ago.
The club waited until a week before the end of his contract to offer him an extension until the end of the season. However, both parties could not reach an agreement.
Giving up hopes of keeping Nettey, the management of Asante Kotoko served him a letter thanking him for his time at the club Tuesday morning.
The club later announced via their socials:
Thank you family 🙏🏾🇦🇹❤️🔥 https://t.co/UyIbxIoPjv
— Christopher Nettey (@ChrisNettey23) December 27, 2022
Christopher Nettey has already been linked with a move to arch-rivals Hearts of Oak.