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Bloem Celtic lodge appeal with CAS over FIFA transfer ban

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Khumbulani Konco (Gallo Images)
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Bloemfontein Celtic CEO Khumbulani Konco has revealed the club has lodged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), contesting FIFA's decision to hit them with a one-year transfer ban.

Siwelele were slapped with the ban by FIFA after a failure to reach an adequate financial settlement with former goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb in 2019.

Cameroonian Tignyemb, who went on to sign for Chippa United, took his case to FIFA and it was deemed strong enough for world football's governing body to take action against.

"We have lodged an appeal to CAS against the transfer ban by FIFA on the issue with one of our former players," Konco told KickOff

"We are still waiting for their response. That's the only information I can give to you."

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has, meanwhile, issued a statement in response to the news of FIFA hitting Celtic with a ban.

"The South African Football Association has noted the sanction imposed by FIFA on Bloemfontein Celtic FC over what the club says is a labour relations matter involving one of its former players," read the SAFA statement.

"The correspondence from FIFA has been referred to the PSL for the attention of the club as stipulated in the FIFA Regulations, with a request that the club provides background to the matter and indicate which steps they intend to take.

"SAFA will provide further information as and when it is received from the club and the League."

- TEAMtalk media

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