Top South African club suffers huge blow

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER

KAIZER Chiefs, one of Africa’s top clubs, will not be able to sign new players for the next two transfer windows.

This is because the Court of Arbitration for Sport Panel has dismissed Chiefs’ appeal and confirmed FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) decision. 

Andriamirado ‘Dax’ Andrianarimanana

Chiefs, who finished 2nd in the South African league last season, are being punished for violating Fifa’s transfer rules when it signed Madagascan striker Andriamirado ‘Dax’ Andrianarimanana from club Fosa Juniors.

In a statement, the Court of Abitration in Sport confirmed the FIFA DRC noted that the Andrianarimanana and Chiefs entered into a new contract when the player was still under contract with Fosa Juniors FC/Madagascar. 

“Given these circumstances, the FIFA DRC concluded that the Player unilaterally terminated the Employment Contract with Fosa Juniors FC without just cause. As a consequence, the player was ordered, together with Kaizer Chiefs FC, to jointly and severally pay compensation of MGA 157’572’000 (approx. USD 40’000) to Fosa Juniors FC. In addition, a four-month period of ineligibility was imposed on the Player, and Kaizer Chiefs FC was banned from registering any new players either nationally or internationally for two entire and consecutive registration periods. The CAS Panel in charge of this matter has dismissed the appeal and confirmed the Challenged Decision in its entirety,” the CSA said.