Chiefs confirm appeal date for ‘Dax’ case

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Kaizer Chiefs have released a statement confirming their appeal case date at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for the transfer ban imposed by FIFA.

As was reported by FARPost in February this year, Chiefs were slapped with a ban from registering any new player for two consecutive transfer window periods.

This is as a result of the signing of Malagasy international Andriamirado ‘Dax’ Andrianarimanana from Fosa Juniors, after FIFA ruled that Amakhosi violated the FIFA’s transfer regulations.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Chiefs confirmed that the two day hearing will take place in September.

“Kaizer Chiefs appeal against the transfer ban imposed by FIFA is set for 8-9 September 2020 with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS),” Read the statement.

“FIFA has found that the signing of Andriamirado ‘Dax’ Andrianarimanana in August 2018 flaunted the FIFA’s transfer regulations. Subsequently, Kaizer Chiefs appealed against the ruling and will get a chance to prove otherwise through the appeal process. FIFA imposed the transfer ban following a complaint by Dax’s former Malagasy club Fosa Juniors.

“Kaizer Chiefs will give an update on the processes as the case has implications on the upcoming transfer window.” Said the club.

Meanwhile ‘Dax’ who is now in the books of Black Leopards has told this publication that he has served his four months ban and is ‘eligible’ to play once football resumes.

FIFA though still needs to clarify if the 29-year-old is eligible to play as part of their ruling states that:

“The sporting sanction shall remain suspended in the period between the last official match of the season and the first official match of the next season, in both cases including national cups and international championships for clubs”.

In this case, football has officially been suspended in South Africa for the past three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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