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Chippa Receive FIFA Ban

Chippa United have become the latest PSL club to be banned from making transfers by FIFA, who punished the club over a dispute with former player Abdi Banda.

Banda, 28, joined the Chilli Boys from Mtibwa Sugar in July 2022 but left the club in August this year after making 17 appearances.

However, there were some issues with his exit, as they failed to pay his settlement agreement, which is said to be in the region of R1.2 million.

The matter was escalated to FIFA, and a ban has now been communicated to the Chilli Boys by the football mother body.

“We wish to inform the parties that a ban from registering new players internationally has been implemented by FIFA as of today,” read part of the document sent to iDiski Times.

“Moreover, and in accordance with the aforementioned decision, respondent ́s member association is requested to immediately implement on the respondent, the Club Chippa United FC, a ban from registering new players at national level.

“We thank you for taking note of the above and for your valuable cooperation in this matter.”

The South African Football Association still need to enforce the ban, as requested in the FIFA letter. Attempts to reach Chippa chairman, Siviwe Mpengesi before the time of publishing turned out futile.

Chippa will now very likely be unable to register players in the upcoming January transfer window, should they not reach a settlement agreement and pay the outstanding monies owed to the Tanzania international currently on the books of Richards Bay.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.