Ingwe had a 45-day window to settle the Rwandan’s debt however didn’t comply as ordered

AFC Leopards have been banned from signing gamers for 2 switch home windows by Fifa after failing to settle Rwandan midfielder Vincent Habamahoro’s dues, totalling Ksh1.eight million, as directed by the world soccer governing physique.

The 13-time Soccer Kenya Federation Premier League champions had initially been handed a 45-day ultimatum to settle the dues owed to their former participant.

Nonetheless, Ingwe didn’t hold their a part of the deal and Fifa had no choice however to crack the whip.

“We take due notice that in its correspondence, he [Habamahoro] informs us that the [AFC Leopards] has not complied with its monetary obligations in accordance with the choice of Fifa,” learn a letter to the membership obtained by Aim

“We want to inform the events {that a} ban from registering new gamers internationally has been applied by Fifa originally of the following registration interval.

“Furthermore, and in accordance with level 9. of the aforementioned determination, Debtor´s member affiliation [Football Kenya Federation] is requested to implement on the Debtor originally of the following registration interval, a ban from registering new gamers on the nationwide degree.” 

Nonetheless, the suspension can be lifted if the previous champions settle the matter with the participant.

Habamahoro was signed by Ingwe in 2018 however after going for 4 months with out pay, he opted to go away alongside Tresor Ndikumana – who’s now turning out for Gasogi United – Ismailia Diarra, and Soter Kayumba.

After a number of failed makes an attempt to get his cash, he took the matter to Fifa because the final choice.

The midfielder went on to signal for Kiyovu Sports activities of Rwanda in January 2020.

Ingwe are at the moment driving excessive within the league – after 14 matches, they’re on 29 factors, seven behind the leaders Tusker, who’ve performed two video games extra, and some extent behind than KCB who’ve performed 15 video games.

The Patrick Aussems-led fees have received 9 video games, drawn two, and misplaced the remaining three matches. They’ve scored 18 targets and conceded 9 within the course of.

Their newest match was away to Vihiga United on Saturday and regardless of coming into the match as favourites, they settled to a 0-Zero draw. 

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