Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed they will appeal FIFA’s ruling that has seen them banned from doing business in the next two transfer windows.
“Kaizer Chiefs will lodge an appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in accordance to article 58 par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes.”
This relates to Amakhosi’s signing of the Madagascan international, Andriamirado ‘Dax’ Andrianarimanana, in 2018, which was disputed by the player’s former club Fosa Juniors.
In terms of the finding, FIFA have concluded that Chiefs’s signing of Dax was illegal, considering he was still contracted to Fosa Juniors until 2020.
According to FIFA, “Chiefs shall be banned from registering players, either nationally or internationally, for the next two entire and consecutive registration periods.
“Respondent I, Andriamirado Aro Hasina Andrianarimanana, is ordered to pay to the Claimant, within 30 days as from the date of notification of this decision, compensation for breach of contract in the amount of MGA 157, 572, 000 plus 5% interest p.a from 11 December 2018 until the date of effective payment.”
The amount above is an equivalent of R648 264 in South African currency, the rand.
“Respondent II, Kaizer Chiefs FC, is jointly and severally liable for the payment of the aforementioned compensation.
“In the event that the aforementioned amount plus interest is not paid within the stated time limit, the present matter shall be submitted upon request, to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee for consideration and a formal decision,” reads the letter from FIFA.
By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa