Former Kaizer Chiefs Gustavo Paez has won his FIFA appeal against TTM with the club now ordered to pay the player around R2 million.
Venezuelan forward won his appeal with FIFA against Tshakuma Tsha Madzhivhandila FC with the club now ordered to pay the player around R2 million in outstanding fees.
The 31-year-old joined TTM on 15 October 2020 from Kaizer Chiefs in a two-year-deal, but 15 days later was released without playing.
The reason given at the time by TTM CEO Sello Chokoe was that Paez was not given sufficient clearance papers, despite having received a Venezuelan FA clearance.
In an interview with Kickoff, Gustavo Paez confirmed the news that he had won the case against TTM.
“Kaizer Chiefs was in similar situations and was even in deep trouble. Chiefs registered the player [Dax] with a clearance from the Madagascar association, not from his team.” Chokoe said in an article published on November 15, 2020.
“I won the case against Tshakuma today, I told you I was always right,” Paez said.
When asked how much he was to be paid out Paez said “almost R2 million”.
“I feel that they made me lose the possibility of playing these years in South Africa, which was my greatest wish, because of them not having knowledge of the FIFA regulations, now they will have to give me the money without having been able to use me.
“It’s sad but this clears the image they showed of me, I was always right and tried to show them that even though they had terminated my contract incorrectly, I wanted to continue with the team.
“I love South Africa, its people, its football and its nature! I always want to go back there,” Gustavo Paez added.
GUSTAVO PAEZ Stats for his former team Kaizer Chiefs:
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