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Reprieve for Gor Mahia as FIFA lifts transfer ban.

FIFA has cleared Gor Mahia Football Club to bring in new players ahead of the 2021/2022 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier league season.

Gor were unable to plunge themselves into the ongoing transfer market after World governing body, FIFA banned them in February for failure to clear debts owed to former players.

However, in a letter addressed to the club by FIFA noted that the complaints had received their payments from the club hence the proceedings were closed and the ban lifted.

“We take note from the mentioned correspondence that the creditor has received the amounts due by the respondent, the club, Gor Mahia FC, in accordance with the decision passed by FIFA (in accordance with article 13 rules governing procedures of players’ status committee and the resolution chamber).

“As a consequence, we inform you that the present proceedings are closed and hence the transfer ban imposed has been lifted,” read part of the statement.

On February 4, 2021, FIFA banned Gor Mahia from signing new players for failure to pay Tanzania Winger Dickson Ambundo Sh1.2 million.

In the rulings made by FIFA’s dispute resolution chamber on December 16 and October 26, Kogalo was given 45 days to pay the player dues.

“We take due note that in its correspondence, the creditor informed us that the debtor has not complained with it’s financial obligations in accordance of FIFA,” said the letter.

The removal of the ban now means Gor Mahia is able to bolster their squad ahead of the Upcoming FKFpl that is set to kick off later in the month.

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