The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected Kaizer Chiefs appeal against their transfer ban over the signing of Dax.
Kaizer Chiefs were banned for signing Madagascar international Dax from Fosa Juniors. They did not pay the club as they claimed the player was a free agent.
The Malagasy club refuted this claim, however, and sent a complaint to FIFA. Because Kaizer Chiefs did not follow the correct procedures and protocols of signing, they were hit with a transfer ban for the next two windows.
Dax was also banned from playing football for four months. He was loaned out to Black Leopards, where he will play after his suspension ended.
Arohasina Andrianarimanana (his full name) has also received interest from French side Paris FC.
The 29-year-old midfielder has made 21 appearances for his country.
This has prevented them from registering new players in the squad. This has forced them to rely heavily on internal players, especially products from their youth team.
This past summer transfer window was the first window that Chiefs did not get to sign any players.
An appeal was launched to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on behalf of the player and the club against the suspensions.
Today CAS dismissed the appeal and confirmed FIFA’s ruling.