FIFA banned Watford over Samuel Kalu’s transfer.

English Championship side Watford FC have been placed under international transfer ban following their involvement in an improper acquisition of the Nigerian player. 

Watford are yet to comply with its financial obligation towards Megamu Football club (an amateur football club in Nigeria)who claimed to have helped in the building of the player and are therefore due for payment.

A copy of a letter signed by Julien Deux, head of FIFA judicial bodies (adjudicatory) reads in parts that Watford has still not relented with its financial obligations towards Megamu Football Academy Club.

“In this regard, we wish to inform the parties that a ban from registering new players internationally has been implemented by FIFA as of July 19, 2023.

“Moreover, and in accordance with the aforementioned decision, the Football Association (in copy) is requested to immediately implement on the respondent the Club Watford FC, if not done yet, a ban from registering new players at the national level.”

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