- Kaizer Chiefs is currently in a spot of bother on the field of play having lost three matches in a row
- In the boardroom, another unhelpful distraction involves a disapproving world football governing FIFA
- The organization has ordered the Amakhosi to pay Zimbabwean side Chicken Inn an outstanding fee for a former player or risk a stiff penalty
Not only is it raining but it is now pouring for Kaizer Chiefs.
The Amakhosi are in a funk on the field of play, having lost their last three DStv Premiership matches on the bounce. Now, it turns out they are in an embarrassing spot of bother in the boardroom.
Soccer24 reported that FIFA has ordered the club to cough up around R360 000 to Zimbabwean side Chicken Inn for Teenage Hadebe in add-ons following his departure to Turkish Super Lig team Yeni Malatyaspor in 2019. The Soweto giants had acquired him from across the border in 2017 with a sell-on clause stipulated in the deal should he depart from Naturena.
The article went on by stating that when Hadebe's transfer from Chiefs to Malatyaspor happened, the former failed to reveal the transfer fee, having claimed that he had left on a free transfer. Inn refuted this, approaching the FIFA Players Status Committee to intervene.
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According to Sunday News, the committee ruled in the Bulawayo-based club's favour, saying in a statement:
“The claim of the Claimant, Chicken Inn FC, is partially accepted. The Respondent, Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, has to pay to the Claimant, the following amount(s): USD 13,654.11 as outstanding remuneration plus 5% interest per annum as from 7 July 2021 until the date of effective payment; USD 7,724.64 as outstanding remuneration plus 5% interest per annum as from 16 January 2022 until the date of effective payment…. Full payment (including all applicable interest) shall be made to the bank account indicated in the enclosed Bank Account Registration Form."
Should Chiefs fail to do this within 45 days they will be slapped with a transfer ban for three consecutive windows, something that has happened to them before.
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Orlando Pirates thumps Stellenbosch FC
Orlando Pirates' much needed red-hot form in front of goals continued on Sunday afternoon.
The Buccaneers thumped Stellenbosch FC 4-1 at the Orlando Stadium, east of Soweto. Thabang Monare, Innocent Maela, Kermit Erasmus and Ndabayithethwa Ndlondlo put the home side into an unassailable four-goal lead, before Mervin Boji pulled one back for the visitors, adding limited respectability to the scoreline.
The win saw Jose Riveiro's side continue rising up the DStv Premiership table to fourth place with the lopsided victory, while Steven Barkers' men remain in the relegation zone in the 15th spot.
Source: Sports Brief News