City Wait On CAS Decision

January 21, 2022

Cape Town City are currently awaiting the decision from the Court of Arbitration of Sport in Switzerland regarding a contractual dispute with a former player.

City parted ways with Dutch midfield Chris David in 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak, when the league was halted for six months.

At the time it was believed that the club and David had agreed on a mutual termination, with the club reporting that David had been ‘retrenched’.

David featured in 18 games in all competitions for City, scoring twice. Since leaving City he has featured for two lower division German clubs, Würzburger Kickers and Jeddeloh.

However after returning to Europe, David took the matter to FIFA’s Player Dispute Resolution Chamber seeking the full balance of what he was owed, and in May last year the governing body sided with David.

FIFA ordered that City pay approximately R950,000 within 45 days, and if not paid they should be banned from signing any new players for three transfer windows.

City took the matter to CAS, where it was believed the case was heard this week. However it may be a few weeks before City hears if they were successful or not.

It has been a difficult period for John Comitis and the club.

They were fined by the PSL DC earlier in the month after playing their match against Maritzburg United without original player’s cards after they were stolen before the game.

Mpho Makola was also banned for two months by the DC after man-handling an official after the MTN8 final, while they are currently awaiting the outcome of the ruling against Kaizer Chiefs, who did not honour their fixture against City after a Covid-19 outbreak at the club.

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