The lawsuit against former Ghanaian Derek Boateng against former international colleague John Paintsil over a $ 20,000 loan was thrown out and the court ordered the center to pay court fees and defense expenses.
The Akri Court dismissed Boateng's claims that Paintsil had borrowed money in the camp during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, arguing that the request was clumsy.
The court chaired by Judge Jennifer Akua Tagoe ruled that the claims made by Boateng, former AIK Stockholm supertstar, had no merit.
Boateng requested a refund plus an interest rate at the rate of the commercial bank from the day the defendant collected the money until the final payment date.
Also, former Fulham and Getafe star has asked Paintsil to cover his legal fees and costs after a lawsuit that revealed deep-seated hatred and hostility between two former friends.
Paintsil insisted he owed no money to the former international bonder.
"I received an appeal to the court for the above-mentioned question and I discussed the issue with my lawyer to take the necessary legal actions," he told "Kasapa FM Sports".
"All I can say is that I do not owe Derek.
"I do not owe him a coin, but since the matter is now in court, I will talk less and let the judiciary decide whether I owe it or not."
According to the prosecution, the plaintiff said that Ghana, a football player and his career at the international level live in London, while the Accused John Paintsil is also a footballer and currently lives in Ghana after a successful international career.
The prosecutor said that he (Boateng) and the Accused (Paintsil) were all players of the Ghana Black Stars team and were part of the Ghanaian contingent who played at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The prosecutor claimed that, while the team was in South Africa, the accused borrowed $ 20,000 from him (Boateng) and that (Paintsil) had promised to pay the money to the camp, but later promised to pay when he returned to his club.
The prosecutor further stated that, after playing for the national team, he did not turn the defendant to his money, thinking of a friend, the accused would willingly pay the money.