Ex-SAFA boss decides Sala fee

Ligue 1

Former SAFA CEO Raymond Hack has settled the transfer fee dispute between Cardiff City and Nantes over deceased footballer Emiliano Sala.

The 28-year-old Sala had agreed to join Cardiff City in January from the Ligue 1 side but died as the plane crashed as he was travelling in from France to complete his move.
Hack, the chairman of the players' status committee of FIFA‚ was in charge of overseeing the case in which the two club's were embroiled in a legal battle over the €17 million fee.
A statement from the committee read: "In a meeting held on September 25, 2019, the FIFA players' status committee established that Cardiff must pay Nantes the sum of 6,000,000 euros, corresponding to the first instalment due in accordance with the transfer agreement concluded between the parties on January 19, 2019 for the transfer of the late Emiliano Sala from Nantes to Cardiff.
"The FIFA players' status committee, which never lost sight of the specific and unique circumstances of this tragic situation during its deliberations on the dispute at stake, refrained from imposing procedural costs on the parties.
"The findings of the decision were notified to the parties concerned today. Within a deadline of 10 days, Cardiff and Nantes can request a copy of the grounds of the decision, which can be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne."