Angers SCO’s season in hell is still ongoing. The Ligue 1 bottom club get a ban from FIFA for recruiting for the next two transfer windows. It is due to a disagreement over the transfer of Ilyes Chetti, the club announced in a statement on Thursday (April 27th).
Angers’ wretched, controversy-plagued season continues to sink to new lows in Ligue 1. The club confirmed this afternoon that FIFA has imposed a two-window transfer ban due to a dispute with Espérance de Tunis over the free transfer of full-back Ilyes Chetti last summer.
Chetti left the Tunisian club before joining the Ligue 1 team last July. This month, he received a four-month prison sentence for sexual assault.
Following a disagreement over the transfer of defender Ilyes Chetti from Esperance Tunis to SCO Angers last summer, FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber imposed the sanction.
Angers SCO Handed Transfer Ban by FIFA
Chetti’s contract termination from the previous summer. That permitted the Algerian international to sign for Angers for nothing, is currently running by Esperance de Tunis. The French club announced on Thursday that he will “appeal this decision before the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport).”
Following the consideration of the Algerian International the club appealed the sentence on court.
He does not consider himself “not responsible for a contract termination prior to the hiring of the player Ilyes Chetti.”
The organization was penalized “in solidarity with the payment of a fine and a suspension from recruiting new players for the next two transfer window periods.”
In addition, the 28-year-old must serve a four-month suspension from all official matches. He has to pay his former team 970,000 euros “as compensation for breach of contract without just cause.”
In April, the club suspended the Algerian international for one month. It took place following his four-month prison term for sexual assault, which was suspended, from the Angers criminal court.