Zamalek – 30 days to avoid transfer ban

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Egyptian giants Zamalek will be slapped with a transfer ban by FIFA at the end of the month unless the club complies with a court order from the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Zamalek have been given a period of 30 days within which to pay around $1.1 million (R16.4 million) to former player Benjamin Acheampong or risk being handed a transfer ban by world football's governing body.

That comes after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled in December that the five-time African champions had unlawfully forced the Ghanaian striker into breaking his contract with the club in 2018.

"Zamalek Sports Club is granted a final deadline of 30 days as from notification of the present decision in which to settle said amount," FIFA's informed the parties involved, per BBC Sport.

"Upon expiry of the aforementioned final deadline and in the event of persistent default or failure to comply in full with the decision within the period stipulated, a transfer ban will be pronounced until the complete amount due is paid."

Zamalek had argued and presented documentation that purported to prove the club previously reached a settlement agreement of $250 000 (R3.7 million) with Acheampong's former agent, Nader El Sayed, but this was denied by the player, and ultimately disregarded by CAS.

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