Absa Premiership giants Kaizer Chiefs have been handed a two-year transfer ban by the global football administration FIFA.
Chiefs’ punishment comes after 2018's signing Andriamirado 'Dax' Andrianarimanana from Madagascar’s Fosa Juniors. Chiefs have been charged for claiming that ‘Dax’ was not contracted to Fosa, therefore would not pay any transfer fee - before the fuming Madagascan club went on to FIFA in dispute.
“The world football’s governing body’s Single Judge decided to authorise SAFA to provisionally register the player for its affiliated club, Kaizer Chiefs with immediate effect,” FIFA confirmed their initial ruling to allow Amakhosi to sign the midfielder.
However, to Chiefs' horror, FIFA’s latest statement today has confirmed banning Chiefs from making any player business for two windows...
“Respondent II, Kaizer Chiefs FC, shall be banned from registering any new players, either nationally or internationally, for the two next entire and consecutive registration periods following the notification of the present decision.”
Chiefs now have 21 days to decide on launching an appeal or not.