Kenyan famous football club Gor Mahia was on October 6th issued with transfer ban by football’s world governing body FIFA.
This is following an action where the club failed to pay $30,000 (KSH3.3million) owed to a former player, Ghana’s Jackson Owusu.
The famous club has been reported to have financial constraints as many of it’s players suffers delayed or unpayed salaries.
“We wish to inform the parties that a ban from registering new players internationally has been implemented by FIFA as of today,” communication from FIFA read in part.
Gor Mahia club had been directed by the FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) to transfer the funds to Owusu, three months ago that is on June 30th. As per the report, the club did not do so.
Following this, the club will now not be in a position to register new players before paying Owuso. This is as per the order of FIFA.
The decision leaves the club in limbo as it has been signing players including the talented Austin Odhiambo from AFC Leopards, their derby rivals, in a highly publicized move completed on Tuesday, October 5.
It is the second time the club has been issued with a transfer ban in 2021.
The previous ban ran from February to September. It stemmed from debts owed to two former players and a coach.