FKFPL side Wazito FC have had their transfer ban lifted by World Football Governing Body, FIFA.
Back in February 4, 2021 , Wazito were barred from registering new players after they failed to pay two of their former players in Ghanaian forward Paul Acquah and Ugandan midfielder Mansoor Agu Safi their outstanding wages.
This came after the Fifa Dispute Resolution Chamber ordered the club to pay five players a cumulative sum of US$60,000 (Kshs. 6,000,000) within 45 days for unlawful dismissal back in October 27, 2020.
The players were Mansoor Safi Agu, DR Congo forward Piscas Muhindo, Paul Acquah, Liberian Augustine Otu and Togolese defender Issofou Bourhana.
Wazito paid Issofou Bourhana ,Augustine Otu and Piscas Kirenge but failed to clear with Acquah and Agu as confirmed by their lawyer Evans Majani back then.
“Wazito have paid Issofou Bourhana and Augustine Otu and Piscas Kirenge but haven’t sorted Paul Acquah and Mansoor Safi Agu,” said Majani.
“If they don’t pay the two, we will move back to FIFA for more drastic measures to be instituted against them. We demand due process in sacking players,” he added.
Well, it now seems like the issue of pending salaries is behind the club after an official communication from the club confirmed that the transfer embargo imposed on them by FIFA has been lifted.
“We can confirm that the World’s Football Governing Body, FIFA has lifted the transfer embargo that had been slapped on the club”
Consequently, we are at liberty to sign players from within and outside the borders”.