Kaizer Chiefs Deny Reports That Club is Facing Another FIFA Transfer Ban

Kaizer Chiefs Deny Reports That Club is Facing Another FIFA Transfer Ban

  • Kaizer Chiefs has dismissed any reports that the club has been threatened with another transfer ban
  • Reports emerged over the weekend that the Amakhosi had been ordered to pay Zimbabwean club Chicken Inn a transfer fee for Teenage Hadebe
  • Hadebe joined the Naturena-based club in 2017, before departing for the Turkish Super Lig in 2019

Transfer ban? What transfer ban?

Kaizer Chiefs has moved quickly to rubbish any report that the club could be on the end of another transfer ban by FIFA. This is in relation to a disputed transfer fee that the Amakhosi allegedly owe Zimbabwean club Chicken Inn for Teenage Hadebe.

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Teenage Hadebe is the subject of a dispute between Kaizer Chiefs and Chicken Inn that FIFA was dragged into. Image source: Lefty Shivambu.
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Hadebe, now plying his trade in Major League Soccer, joined the Naturena-based team in 2017, before departing for the Turkish Super Lig to play for Yeni Malatyaspor in 2019. Inn brought in FIFA after alleging that Chiefs stiffed them of around R360 000 pertaining to this move in add-ons.

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According to The Citizen, the club responded on Twitter with a tetchy statement:

“Kaizer Chiefs notes the reports that are making rounds relating to the transfer of Teenage Hadebe. Some news reports say: ‘Initially, indications are that Hadebe joined the Turkey club as a free agent.
However, it was unearthed that the Arthur Zwane coached side indeed sold him, albeit for an undisclosed fee. The club would like to categorically dismiss the reports as flawed and misleading."

FIFA threatens Chiefs with ban

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.

Source: Sports Brief News