Chiefs Delayed Payment To Chicken Inn Uncovered

Teenage Hadebe left Chiefs to go play in Turkey.
Teenage Hadebe left Chiefs to go play in Turkey.

Kaizer Chiefs were once again embroiled in a transfer saga with allegations made by Zimbabwean club Chicken Inn that they could face another FIFA ban for monies owed in the sale of former defender Teenage Hadebe to Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor

Chicken Inn made claims that Chiefs did not fulfil their financial obligations to compensate them a percentage of the sell-on clause, after they sold Hadebe to Malatyaspor at the start of the 2019/20 season.

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The Glamour Boys promptly made a statement denying the reports.

"Kaizer Chiefs note the reports that are making rounds relating to the transfer of Teenage Hadebe," the club said in a statement.

"The club would like to categorically dismiss the reports as flawed and misleading. Kaizer Chiefs have fulfilled all the obligations in the transfer of Hadebe."

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As reported in edition 1309 of Soccer Laduma, Chiefs are also owed monies by Malatyaspor for the same transfer deal, according to a high-ranking insider at Naturena.

The Siya crew has been led to believe that the Turkish side had not honoured their end of the bargain by the time Amakhosi issued a statement and the Soweto giants intend on paying Chicken Inn in full to avoid any confusion.

It appears what could have delayed Malatyaspor from dispersing parts of the transfer fee of Hadebe to Chiefs may have to do with the Covid-19 pandemic, which severely affected Turkish clubs in the same season the Zimbabwean moved to Malatya.

According to reports, Turkish clubs in the SuperLig lost significant income from TV revenue after rights holders BeIn Sports stopped payments for several months during the pandemic.

The Turkish association was also advised by FIFA on the matter to negotiate salary cuts with players, which could have been the reason Hadebe moved to United States of America side Houston Dynamo in June 2021.

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