Asante Kotoko say they will not accept the resignation of head coach Samuel Paa Kwasi Fabin until he fulfills his contractual obligation with regards to premature contract termination.
The former Ghana U-17 boss surprised many on Thursday by his decision to leave the Porcupine Warriors seven months into his reign and five months to expiry of his one-year deal.
According to media reports, the coach is currently in negotiations with a South African-based club, thus, his decision to quit the 23-time Ghanaian champions.
"Management has taken notice of your letter of resignation dated September 13, 2018 and finds it regrettable," a statement signed by Kotoko's chief executive officer George Amoako reads.
"However, we cannot accept your resignation until you fulfill your contractual obligation as contained in the termination section of your employment contract with the club. That is Sec. 12.3, which states that “if the Head Coach terminates this Agreement before the expiry of the term hereby granted or any extension thereof, he shall pay to the club the sum equivalent to the sums due him for the unexpired period of the contract.”
"Please take notice and be advised accordingly."
Fabin was handed the Kotoko job in February following the exit of English coach Steven Polack.
It is his second stint in charge of the Porcupine Warriors.
Last year, he led Ghana to the quarterfinals of the Fifa U-17 World Cup after guiding the team to finish second at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.