Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs are confident of winning their appeal to the
two-window transfer ban FIFA imposed on them over the signing of Ardriamirado "Dax" Andrianarimanana.
Amakhosi were found guilty of signing the Madagascar
international illegally from Fosa Juniors last season after they believed he
was a free agent.
Fosa, though, insisted the forward was still contracted to
them for another two years and took the matter to the global body, who ruled in
Meanwhile, Dax joined Black Leopards and has subsequently
been banned from playing for four months and slapped with a fine in the region
of R650 000.
Chiefs’ communication manager Vina Maphosa then confirmed
they will appeal the matter and remain confident of getting a ruling in their
"We will appeal, but we won't tell you when. We are
confirming that we are going to appeal. That means within the stipulated time," Maphosa told the media.
"Let us be clear on that. We are appealing the case. The
case has got nothing to do with our planning for matches. When you appeal, you
appeal because you know you will win the appeal. You don't just appeal. But I
can’t discuss the case, sorry. I can't. Not at all. No comments there.
"It is a process. In a process, anything can happen. We
couldn't have anticipated the outcome of any sort. I don't want to get into
whether we were surprised or not. Processes produce any results. We are not in
a matter of surprises.
Chiefs are nine points clear at the top of the Absa
Premiership standings and are on course to win their first title in five years.
They are also in the Nedbank Cup Round of 16, and Maphosa
insisted the Dax controversy will not derail what could turn out to be a
"It is not going to affect us on the field of play and
towards our ambitions," Maphosa insisted.
- TeamTalk Media