• Chiefs awaiting outcome of transfer ban appeal

    Kaizer Chiefs fans

    After submitting an appeal on their transfer ban with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Wednesday, Kaizer Chiefs have revealed that they are now awaiting a decision on whether or not they will be able to sign new players ahead of the new season.

    The Soweto giants received a two transfer-window ban from Fifa in February 2020, after they were found guilty of illegally signing and registering Andriamirado ‘Dax’ Andrianarimanana in 2018.

    The Soweto giants were given September 8-9 by CAS to make representations and prove their innocence in the transfer saga involving Dax, and his former Madagascan club Fosa Juniors.

    After submitting their appeal, the club took to Twitter on Wednesday to provide an update on the dealings.

    “Kaizer Chiefs’ appeal against their two-window transfer ban was heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport today, Wednesday, September 9,” a club statement read.

    “The club will await for the outcome on whether the appeal is successful or not.”

    Dax’s former club have stuck to their claim that the midfielder was still under contract with their club when he caught the eye of the Chiefs scouts at the 2018 Cosafa Cup in Polokwane.

    However, Amakhosi made it clear that they were under the impression that the Madagascar international was a free agent.

    Juniors took Chiefs head on and presented their case before Fifa, with the Glamour Boys unwilling to compensate them for their midfielder.

    Fifa then ruled in favour of Juniors in a judgment which was published in February 2020, and also ordered Dax and Chiefs to compensate the islanders R640,000.

    Dax was also banned from playing football for four months, having already left Chiefs for Black Leopards in August 2019.

    Chiefs will be hoping that their appeal is successful in order for the club to start beefing up its squad ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

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