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FIFA Gives Verdict On Manchester City Transfer Ban



Manchester City will not face a transfer ban despite football governing body, FIFA, finding the Premier League club guilty for the transfers and registrations of players under the age of 18.

The offence which breaks FIFA’s overall regulatory framework will see the English champions pay 370,000 Swiss Francs, which is equivalent to £314,670 as a fine.

A statement by Fifa reads: “The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned English club Manchester City FC for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18.

“Manchester City FC was found to have breached, amongst others, article 19 of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.

“The Disciplinary Committee took into account the fact that Manchester City FC accepted its responsibility and sanctioned the club with a fine of CHF 370,000.

“The protection of minors is a key element in FIFA’s overall regulatory framework relating to the transfer of players, and the effective enforcement of these rules is paramount, as has also been confirmed on various occasions by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

“The decision issued by the Disciplinary Committee was notified today.”

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.