FIFA bans Aba Jifar over unpaid Daniel Agyei entitlements


Ethiopia Premier League side Jimma Abar Jifar FC have been hit with a transfer ban by FIFA after they failed to pay Ghanaian goalkeeper Daniel Agyei his owed entitlements.
On 15 April 2020, FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber judged that Jimma Aba Jifar is supposed to pay Agyei a compensation for some breaches of his contract.
According to the judgment passed on 15 April 2020, Jimma Aba Jifar was asked to provide documentary evidence demonstrating they have complied with their obligations. The 2018 Ethiopian Premier League champions have since failed to submit any documentation to prove they have settled the former Black Stars goalkeeper the owed entitlements.
Jimma Aba Jifar has been banned from registering any new players either nationally or internationally for the next three transfer windows. The aforementioned ban will only be lifted immediately after the amount due Agyei has been fully paid.
Asked about how such drastic measures could be taken without the knowledge of Ethiopian Football Federation, General Secretary Baheru Tilahun told reporters that no information about the new development ever reached his office. Though Agyei’s case flagged up by FIFA for being a foreign footballer, many local players are still complaining that their overdue monthly salary is not yet paid. The Hadiya-Hossana players are the latest to voice their complaints for a four months overdue salary.
Agyei was voted the 2018 Ethiopian Premier League season Best Goalkeeper of the Year after steering Jimma AbaJifar to win the ultimate in only their first season in the top flight.