Sunderland football club has terminated the contract of Ivorian international Emmanuel Eboue after he was handed a one year FIFA ban.
The 32 year old defender who recently signed a contract with Sunderland Fc early this month until the end of the season has been placed under suspension from football, and all its related activities was banned by FIFA’s disciplinary commitee after a protracted saga involving non payments to his former representative Sebastien Boisseau.In a statement, Sunderland said: “Sunderland AFC has been advised by the Football Association that Emmanuel Ebouéhas been placed under an immediate suspension from football and all football-related activity for a period of one year, by Fifa.“The suspension relates to a monetary dispute which precedes his time at Sunderland AFC and was not something that the club was made aware of by the player.
“Eboué signed a contract with Sunderland AFC until the end of the current season and the club has therefore given notice of its intention to terminate the contract. The player has two weeks in which to appeal this decision.”
Eboue though took the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sports but his case was dismissed and the ban was ordered to remain until he pays up the debt owed to Sebastien Boisseau.
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