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FIFA Slaps Chippa United with Transfer Ban

Fifa has informed South Africa Fooball Association (Safa) not to register new players at Chippa United for one year effective June, Ducor Sports can reveal.

The decision follows the club’s failure to pay R 200,000 owed to a former player, Nigeria’s Augustine Kwem.

Chippa’s transfer ban, which was handed out by Fifa on Wednesday, will be lifted once Kwem has been paid.

“We take due note that in its correspondence the Creditor informs us that the respondent, the Club Chippa United FC, has not complied with its financial obligations in accordance with the decision of FIFA,” the letter reads.

“In this regard, we wish to inform the parties that a ban from registering new players internationally has been implemented by FIFA as of today,” reads the letter dated May 4.

“Moreover, and in accordance with the aforementioned decision, respondent’s member association is requested to immediately implement on the respondent the Club Chippa United FC, a ban from registering new players at national level.”

Chippa had been directed by FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) to transfer the funds to Kwem in a decision rendered on January 12. The club, however, did not do so.

Kwem has since left the Chilli Boys, whom he signed from ABC Motsepe League side Sibanye FC on a long-term deal in July 2019, for TS Galaxy.

The Nigerian came to South Africa after parting ways with Israeli club Beitar Jerusalem’s Under-19 team.

Kwem played for the University of Johannesburg, City Rovers and Mthatha Bucks before moving to Sibanye.



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