FIFA ban French side Lorient for failing to pay Ghanaian club Cheetah FC solidarity Compensation over transfer of Alhassan Wakaso - Footy Dreams

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FIFA ban French side Lorient for failing to pay Ghanaian club Cheetah FC solidarity Compensation over transfer of Alhassan Wakaso

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FIFA has placed a transfer ban on newly-promoted French Ligue 1 club Lorient for failing to pay the solitary
money to Ghanaian lover-tier side Cheetah FC on the transfer of Alhassan Wakaso.

The midfielder was first transfer to Portuguese side Portimonense who later transfer him to Portuguese side Rio Ave FC.

In 2017, the French club signed Wakaso ftom Rio Ave but did not pay the statutory payment to the Ghanaian club ‘ Cheetah FC.

As a result, Cheetah FC dragged Le Marius ro FIFA’s Players Status Committee through Offside Consult led by Ashford Tetteh Oku.

The disciplinary Committee in May 5 this year ordered Lorient to pay the solidarity amout plus 5% interest of € 10, 000 or face immediate and automatic transfer ban.

Below is a portion of Fifa’s Ruling.

”If payment is not made to the Creditor and proof of such a payment is not provided to the secretariat to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and to the French Football Association by this deadline, a ban from registering new players, either nationally or internationally, will be imposed on the Debtor. Once the deadline has expired, the transfer ban will be implemented automatically at national and international level by the French Football Association and FIFA respectively, without a further formal decision having to be taken nor any order to be issued by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee or its secretariat.

“The transfer ban shall cover all men eleven-a-side teams of the Debtor – first team and youth categories –. The Debtor shall be able to register new players, either nationally or internationally, only upon the payment to the Creditor of the total outstanding amount. In particular, the Debtor may not make use of the exception and the provisional measures stipulated in article 6 of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players in order to register players at an earlier stage.

”As a member of FIFA, the French Football Association is reminded of its duty to implement this decision and provide FIFA with proof that the transfer ban has been implemented at national level. If the French Football Association does not comply with this decision, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee will decide on appropriate sanctions on the member. This can lead to an expulsion from FIFA competitions.”

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