FIFA Settles the Financial Dues Issue of Djaniny Tavares
The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) has settled the controversy over the issue of the dues of Cape Verde’s international striker Djaniny Tavares, the former player of Al-Ahly of Saudi Arabia.
The FIFA decision came in the interest of the African international striker.
The decision demands the Saudi club to pay Tavares.
FIFA’s decision was a resounding shock to Al-Ahly. Especially since it came at the time of the decisive stages of the Saudi Professional League 2020-2021.
According to FIFA’s decision, Al-Ahly is obligated to pay Dajaniny’s dues for the period he spent in the first football team at the Saudi club.
As a result of this decision, Al-Ahly will be under threat if they do not comply with the payment of late financial dues to the player.
The Saudi club faces the threat of points deduction or contracts prevention.
Djaniny Tavares terminated his contract with Al-Ahly in the middle of the 2019-2020 season.
This move came after his financial dues had accumulated on the club.
After that, the player joined on a free transfer to the Turkish club Trabzonspor in the last summer transfer period.
The Cape Verde national team player joined Al-Ahly Club of Jeddah in the summer of 2018. He had moved from Santos Laguna, with whom he spent 4 successful years.
After joining Al-Ahly, Djaniny Tavares played 56 matches with the Saudi club.
During his short time, the international striker managed to score 32 goals, and assist 10 more.
Tavares’s case is not the first case in which FIFA has ruled in favor of professional players who have terminated their contracts with Saudi clubs. However, it is the most recent one.
Many players have terminated their contracts with Saudi clubs due to their inability to pay their financial dues.
On April 25, FIFA sent a strongly worded letter to Al-Nasr Club.
The International Federation has threatened to impose harsh penalties on the club by denying it the registration of players for three full and consecutive terms.
FIFA demanded that Al-Nasr pay the financial dues of its former Brazilian player, Giuliano De Paula.
De Paula’s dues amount to more than five million euros.
FIFA has also set a period of only 45 days as the payment period during which Al-Nasr will pay the Brazilian player’s dues.
According to the letter, the club must pay Giuliano €850,000.