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FIFA lift Nkana’s transfer ban

The International Federation of Association Football has lifted the transfer ban that was slapped on Zambia Super League side Nkana, The club has confirmed.

The twelve-time Super League Champions confirmed the development in a statement made available to the ZamFoot Crew. The Wusakile based outfit was handed a transfer ban following a dispute with Ghanaian goalkeeper Stephen Adams.

“The world football governing body FIFA has lifted a transfer ban imposed Nkana Football Club following a dispute with Ghanaian goalkeeper Stephen Adams. In a letter to Nkana FC dated 23 September 2020, FIFA Head of Players’ Status, Erika Montemor Ferreira acknowledged receipt of the communication of the legal representative of the player confirming that the parties involved in the matter have settled the matter.”

In this respect, we acknowledge receipt of the communication of the legal representative of the player, by means of which he confirmed that the parties settled the matter. Consequently, we will now proceed to the closure of the present matter. Furthermore, we kindly inform your club that the ban imposed on it in line with the aforementioned decision is now lifted

Nkana President Joseph Silwamba has since pledged to uphold governance going forward and respect FIFA statutes.

“As a Club, we are grateful to all everyone who was involved in ensuring that this matter is put to rest and we move forward as Nkana FC. We are very grateful to Stephen Adams and his lawyers, the  Ghanaian Football Federation, FAZ and FIFA for their favorable consideration of our appeal. We shall uphold governance going forward and respect FIFA statutes,” he said.

The former Aduana Stars goalkeeper joined the Zambian giants as a free agent in January but his contract was terminated six months with only a handful of appearances to his name.

Adams then took Nkana to FIFA whose Dispute Resolution Chamber ruled that the Wusakile based outfit should pay the Ghanaian goalkeeper his entitlements for breach of contract. Nkana was ordered to pay US$ 27,000 plus 5% interest per annum as of 6 August 2018 until the date of effective payment within 45 days.

 

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