FIFA has ordered FKF Premier League side KCB to pay Gabriel Mugabo KSh1.8 million for breach of contract.
The Rwandan star signed for the Bankers in 2018 from Rayon Sports. He was among the players who the club released in 2020. The club claimed they let go of the players owing to a restructuring policy.
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Apparently, there is still one year in Mugabo’s contract. Therefore, the Sunrise FC player reported the Kenyan club to the world-governing body for un-procedural contract termination.
“The respondent, KCB FC, have to pay to the claimant the amount of Kenyan shilling (KSH) 1,809,667 as mitigated compensation for breach of contract, plus 5% interest per annum as from 21 August 2020 until the date of effective payment,” Fifa’s ruling stated. KCB has to pay the player the ordered dues within 45 days in order to evade additional penance.
Fifa added that they shall ban the respondent from registering any new players. This will be either nationally or internationally up until they pay the due amount. Moreover, for the maximum duration of three entire and consecutive registration periods.
“In the event that the payable amount as per the decision is still not paid by the end of the ban of three entire and consecutive registration periods, the present matter shall be submitted, upon request to the Fifa Disciplinary Committee.”
KCB will contest the ruling and will move to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS). This will be in order to have the judgement annulled at the appeal level.
FIFA first order
Wazito were the first FKF Premier League side to receive a Fifa order, this year. They are to pay five players for breach of contracts.
Additionally, Mansoor Safi Agu, Piscas Muhindo, Ghanaian Paul Acquah, Liberian Augustine Otu and Togolese defender Issofou Bourhana reported Wazito to Fifa .Follow us in social media: