Celtic transfer sanction case referred to PSL

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In a statement released on Wednesday, the South African Football Association (Safa) has stated that the Bloemfontein Celtic transfer ban imposed by Fifa has been referred to the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

Siwelele was hit with a one-year transfer ban by the world football governing body for allegedly terminating the contract of their former shot-stopper Patric Tignyemb unfairly.

This comes after the Cameroonian goalminder reported Phunya Sele Sele to Fifa. The Free State-based side was then instructed by the world football governing body to reach an adequate financial settlement with their ex-goalkeeper of which they failed to fulfill.

The local governing body press release read: “The South African Football Association has noted the sanction imposed by FIFA on Bloemfontein Celtic FC over what the club says is a labour relations matter involving one of its former players.

“The correspondence from FIFA has been referred to the PSL for the attention of the club as stipulated in the FIFA Regulations, with a request that the club provides background to the matter and indicate which steps they intend to take.

“Safa will provide further information as and when it is received from the club and the League.”

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By Mauwane Raophala

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