Chicken Inn has confirmed the dispute with Kaizer Chiefs over Teenage Hadebe’s sale to Turkey’s Yeni Malatyaspor has been resolved.
The Zimbabwe side’s secretary-general Tavengwa Hara told FARPost that the Soweto giants have fulfilled their monetary obligation after FIFA’s intervention.
According to Hara, the Turkish side, Yeni Malatyaspor, delayed the due process of payment.
“I can confirm that Kaizer Chiefs have fulfilled their side of the bargain. The delays were by the Turkey club. We paid each other through FIFA, so the matter is resolved,” Hara said.
The Naturena-based side paid an amount in the region of R233 600 for Hadebe’s move to Turkey. This was after Chicken Inn filed a complaint to the world football governing board, FIFA.
Amakhosi were at risk of being banned from signing new players in three consecutive transfer windows had they not paid.
In a letter seen by FARPost, FIFA gave the DStv Premiership giants Kaizer Chiefs a stern warning.
“The respondent shall be banned from registering any new players, either nationally or internationally, up until the due amount is paid.
“The maximum duration of the ban shall be of up to three entire and consecutive registration periods.
“The present matter shall be submitted, upon request, to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee in the event that full payment [including all applicable interest] is still not made by the end of the three entire and consecutive registration periods.
“The consequences shall only be enforced at the request of the Claimant in accordance with article. 24 paragraph. 7 and 8 and article. 25 of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.
“The final costs of the proceedings in the amount of USD 5,000 [86,300] are to be paid by the Respondent to FIFA. FIFA will reimburse to the Claimant [Chicken Inn] the advance of costs paid at the start of the present proceedings,” reads part of the letter.
Chiefs, on Monday, issued a statement saying they “have fulfilled all the obligations in the transfer of Hadebe”.
Hadebe is based in the United States of America, where he plays for Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo.