Wazito of the Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKF-PL) has been given a three-window transfer ban by Fifa due to outstanding debts owed to two former players.
The players at the center of the ban, which was communicated to Wazito and FKF on Monday, are Ghanaian Paul Acquah and Ugandan Mansoor Agu. It will go into effect at the start of the next transfer window.
Wazito was ordered by Fifa’s Dispute Resolution Chamber in October 2020 to pay Sh6 million to five players it had fired.
Piscas Muhindo of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Augustine Otu of Liberia, and Issofou Bourhana of Togo are the three other players who have filed a complaint with Fifa alleging wrongful dismissal.
Only Acquah and Agu have not earned their compensation, according to lawyer Felix Majani, who represented the five players in the action, resulting in the club’s ban.
Agu owes Sh1.698 million plus Sh370,000 in unpaid remuneration for breach of contract, while Acquah owes Sh2.156 million plus Sh150,000 in unpaid remuneration for breach of contract.
“…We take due note that in its correspondence, the creditors inform us that the debtor has not complied with its financial obligations in accordance with the decisions of Fifa,” TIPSFAME obtained a portion of a Fifa quote.
It added: “In this regard, we wish to inform the parties that a ban from registering new players internationally has been implemented by Fifa at the beginning of the next registration period. Moreover, and in accordance with point 6.of the aforementioned decision, debtor’s member association (in copy) I requested to implement on the debtor at the beginning of the next registration period a ban from registering new players at national level.”
Athletes Fifa has barred Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards from signing players after they failed to clear debts owed to former players.
Gor is owed Sh1.2 million by Dickson Ambundo, while Leopards owe Vincent Habamahoro Sh1.8 million.
If the clubs pay their fees, the ban will be lifted.