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Ghanaian club makes audacious claim concerning Egypt's disqualification from the World Club over Ismaily's issues

14:37 IST 14/06/2018
John Antwi - Ismaily
The Pharaohs could be sent back home over the inaction of their FA, according to disgruntled Dreams FC

According to Ghana Premier League side Dreams FC, Egypt face expulsion from the World Cup over the FA's failure to ensure Ismaily's settlement of a debt to the Ghana outfit. 

The money has to do with the transfer of striker John Antwi to the the Egyptian club. Having defaulted in initial payment, Ismaily were reported to Fifa.

The club's failure to honour their obligation the second time, under the supervision of the Egyptian FA as directed by the world football governing body, appears to be calling for dire consequences. 

Egypt, who open their World Cup campaign against Uruguay on Friday, are set to play at the championship for the first time in 28 years. 

"World Football Governing body FIFA have issued a caution to Egypt that they could be dragged back home with just a day to their 2018 World Cup game against Uruguay," Dreams announced via their official website. 

"This comes as a result of the Egyptian FA failing to let Ismaily comply with an order to pay an amount they owe Ghana Premier League side Dreams FC which dates back to 2012 following the transfer of John Antwi.

"FIFA gave Ismaily until 23 May, 2018 to pay all monies owed Dreams FC and they also copied the Egyptian FA to see to it that the Mango Boys have cleared the debt.

"Agonizingly, all this has been flouted by Ismaily and the Egyptian FA and FIFA have made it clear that the next option is to send the Pharaoahs back home from the Mundial in Russia until the debt is settled.

"Antwi signed for Ismaily in 2012 for an amount in excess of $150,000 and won the Egyptian top-flight goal-king award in the 2014/15 campaign."

Dreams, who have produced the likes of Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman and Anderlecht fullback Emmanuel Adjei Sowah, returned to the Ghanaian topflight this season after a year in the second tier.