FIFA ban Watford over Kalu transfer

English Champions club, Watford, has been placed under a registration ban in the wake of their signing of Nigerian winger, Samuel Kalu, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

According to the Watford Observer, the Hornets are yet to comply with its financial obligations towards Megamu Football Academy Club.

Megamu Football Academy Club – a youth club in Nigeria are yet to receive its solidarity payment for Kalu following his move to Watford from Bordeaux in July 2022.

Megamu claims they helped in the development of Kalu and were therefore due the payment.

A copy of a letter signed by Julien Deux, head of FIFA judicial bodies (adjudicatory) reads in parts, Watford has still not complied with its financial obligations towards Megamu Football Academy Club.

“In this regard, we wish to inform the parties that a ban from registering new players internationally has been implemented by FIFA as of July 19, 2023.

“Moreover, and in accordance with the aforementioned decision, the Football Association (in copy) is requested to immediately implement on the respondent the Club Watford FC, if not done yet, a ban from registering new players at the national level.”

The Watford Observer also reports that the its an administrative matter which is already close to being resolved.

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