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FIFA Imposes Player Registration Ban on African Clubs

FIFA has announced a ban on player registrations for twenty-three teams, including prominent names such as TP Mazembe, Zamalek SC, and Katsina United FC.

The ban, effective from June 12, 2024, spans three registration periods and comes as a consequence of contractual breaches involving these clubs and their players.

The decision, which impacts clubs from various leagues across the continent, stems from reported violations in player contracts.

Specifically, Katsina United FC, among others, has been cited for contractual infractions leading to the departure of several key players.

These players, whose contracts were allegedly terminated verbally, are now reluctant to return to the club despite having valid time left on their agreements.

The banned clubs span a wide array of African football powerhouses, including Egyptian giants Zamalek SC and Al Masry, as well as Congolese clubs DC Motema Pembe and TP Mazembe, renowned for their successes in continental competitions.

The list also includes South African sides Royal AM and TS Galaxy FC, adding further weight to FIFA’s sanctions.

FIFA’s disciplinary measures underscore its commitment to upholding contractual integrity and fair play within the global football community.

The affected clubs now face a challenging period as they navigate the repercussions of these bans, potentially affecting their squad compositions and competitive capabilities in upcoming seasons.

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