Foca Juniors ‘pleased that justice is being done” with Dax’s ruling


Madagascan club Fosa Juniors are satisfied and feel justice has been administered after FIFA ruled that Andriamirado “Dax” Andrianarimanana’s move to Kaizer Chiefs was deemed illegal.

The Malagasy side released a statement on Monday with regards to FIFA’s ruling to ban Chiefs from signing any new players, either nationally or internationally in the next 2 transfer windows.

“Following FIFA’s decision on the transfer we detained from Dax, Fosa Juniors FC takes note of this historic decision, and we are pleased that justice is being done,” read the club statement.

“From now on, no illegal transfer of a Malagasy player will go unpunished. This victory of Fosa Juniors is a victory for all clubs in Madagascar, and a victory for Malagasy football.”

The Soweto giants spotted ‘Dax’ during the 2018 Cosafa Cup hosted in South Africa and signed the player on a free transfer.

However, Fosa Juniors released a statemet stating that they knew nothing about Chiefs signing Dax and the player had a contract with them which will expire in 2020.

Chiefs took the matter to FIFA, who provisionally gave them the permission to sign ‘Dax’ pending a further investigation.

FARPost earlier reported that the Malagasy side, Fosa, pursued the matter further and won the case, as stated in FIFA’s letter. Dax has been given a 4-month ban and instructed to play R648 264, which Chiefs is also responsible for.

Amakhosi announced that they will lodge an appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in accordance to article 58 par. 1 of the Fifa Statutes.

The Madagascan international Dax left Chiefs to join Black Leopards but after being slapped with a ban, he won’t be able to feature for Leopards.

By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa

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