Sports News of Saturday, 18 September 2021
FIFA has imposed a three-year ban on Ghanaian lower-tier side Platini FC after defaulting a payment to Sporting Clube da Covilhã, Portugal.
The Ashanti Region-based Division Two side failed to heed a directive from the world governing football body to pay an amount of EUR 16,250 plus interest of 5% p.a. as of 31 January 2018 to Sporting Clube da Covilhã, Portugal.
Legal representative for Sporting Clube da Covilhã Jan Schweele notified FIFA about the club’s inability to pay the money and recommended stricter sanctions.
“In light of the foregoing, and considering that a transfer ban has been implemented in full on the Respondent, the club Platini FC, and is currently being served in accordance with art. 24bis of the RSTP, we wish to inform the parties that the said ban shall remain up until the due amount is paid and for the maximum duration of three entire and consecutive registration periods”, FIFA reiterated in a letter to both parties and to the GFA”.
FIFA has announced that the said ban shall remain up until the due amount is paid and for the maximum duration of three entire and consecutive registration periods.
It has also instructed the Ghana FA to ensure full compliance with the ban.