Black Leopards coach Alan Clark has confirmed that midfielder Andriamirado ‘Dax’ Andrianarimanana has been banned by FIFA for the 2018 transfer saga involving his former clubs Fosa Juniors and Kaizer Chiefs.
FARPost reported on Sunday that FIFA have banned ‘Dax’ for 4 months and ordered the player to pay an amount of R648 264 to his former club Fosa Juniors for a breach of contract following his move to Amakhosi back in 2018.
The Malagasy international was dropped from the Leopards 18 match day squad for their Nedbank Cup match against North West University upon receiving the Correspondence from FIFA.
“To be honest with you it’s probably more for the administration. I was just informed that Dax was suspended I believe with Kaizer Chiefs and FIFA so that’s not really a matter for me to go into,” Clark told reporters.
“It was unfortunate for him because he was very much part of the plans today and part of the plans for the season so as a human being I feel for Dax because it’s an unlike situation for him to be in and we are all there for him as a team,” he said.
“Hopefully they can resolve this but it’s not really my place to talk about this to be honest. I believe the matter is with Kaizer Chiefs and FIFA so I don’t know how we sit as a third party in that little love triangle but that’s not for me that’s for the administration,” added Clark.
The player is reportedly seeking legal action on the latest developments before making a decision to appeal or not which should happen within the 21 days of receiving the notification of the judgement.
According to FIFA, “Chiefs shall be banned from registering players, either nationally or internationally, for the next two entire and consecutive registration periods.”
By Ofhani Munyai