PSL distances itself from Chiefs’ FIFA ban!

Premier Soccer League prosecutor Nande Becker has commented on Kaizer Chiefs’ transfer ban by world football governing body FIFA.

Read: CONFIRMED: Chiefs to lodge an appeal for FIFA ban!

The Absa Premiership log leaders were handed a hefty transfer ban for the next two windows for ‘illegally’ signing Madagascar international midfielder Andriamirado Andrianarimanana.

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Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Andriamirado Andrianarimanana was also banned from playing professional football for four months.
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According to a statement released by FIFA, ‘Dax’ still had an existing contract when he moved from Fosa Juniors to South Africa in 2018.

When the PSL prosecutor was approached for comments regarding the ban and if in any way it affected PSL, Becker distanced himself from the entire issue.

“I’m not involved in that, I’m not in the position to comment on that,” Becker told KickOff.com.

“It doesn’t really affect the PSL. They [FIFA] will make the ruling obviously and a copy will be sent through to the League, so that we can amend our records accordingly.”

The prosecutor insisted that the issue on hand is a private matter between Amakhosi & FIFA and that there is nothing the league can do to help.

“Look, it’s virtually a private matter between the club and FIFA at the end of the day,” he explains.

“There’s no involvement from the League’s point of view, we haven’t done anything, we weren’t involved.

“So there’s not much we can do from our side except to say ‘listen, we are bound by the FIFA decision until it’s changed or set aside’.”

Also read: Chiefs handed transfer ban by FIFA!

The Naturena-based club has decided to appeal the ruling from Fifa before the Court of Arbitration for Sport with hopes of having the ban revoked.

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