The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed Kaizer Chiefs’ appeal and confirmed FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) decision of two-window transfer ban.

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Chiefs were banned from signing players after they were found guilty of illegally signing Madagascan midfielder Andriamirado “Dax” Andrianarimanana from Fosa Juniors FC in 2018.

This means the Club will not be able to register any player for the next two consecutive transfer windows.

Part of Cas statement read:

“The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the appeal filed by the Malagasy player Andriamirado Aro Hasina Andrianamimanana (the Player) and the South African club Kaizer Chiefs FC (collectively‚ the Appellants)‚ against the decision rendered by the Fifa Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) on 5 December 2019 (the Challenged Decision).

“As a consequence‚ the Player was ordered‚ together with Kaizer Chiefs FC‚ to jointly and severally pay a compensation of MGA 157 572 000 (approx. US$40‚000) to Fosa Juniors FC. In addition‚ a four-month period of ineligibility was imposed on the Player‚ and Kaizer Chiefs FC was banned from registering any new players either nationally or internationally for two entire and consecutive registration periods.

“The CAS Panel in charge of this matter has dismissed the appeal and confirmed the Challenged Decision in its entirety.”