FIFA inflicts transfer ban on Hyderabad FC over non-payment of dues

Hyderabad FC

Hyderabad FC, a team in the Indian Super League (ISL), has been hit with a transfer ban by FIFA due to non-payment of dues. This ban is the latest in a series of financial woes that have plagued the club over the past year.

FIFA confirmed that Hyderabad FC is currently serving a registration ban. The ban will be lifted once the club pays the relevant amount. This ban prevents Hyderabad FC from registering new players, which could significantly impact the team’s future prospects.

The dues in question are owed to defender Odei Onaindia. The club’s failure to clear these dues has led to the imposition of the ban. Reports suggest that the club has also failed to pay their staff members.

Recurring Financial issues with Hyderabad FC

Hyderabad FC has faced financial issues for some time now. Many of their top players, including Chinglensana Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Hitesh Sharma, Gurmeet Singh, Mohammad Yasir, and Nim Dorjee, have parted ways with the club due to these financial problems.

In November 2023, the club was hit with a second transfer ban due to their failure to pay Bartholomew Ogbeche his full salary. This ban came less than a year after the first one.

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has already imposed restrictions on the club, preventing them from registering any new player for the upcoming two transfer windows. These restrictions were prompted by the club’s constant failures at the management level and other financial problems.

The ban imposed by FIFA adds to these restrictions, further limiting the club’s ability to strengthen their squad. Even if the outstanding dues are settled, the ban is set to remain in effect for the next two transfer windows.

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