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Rusike’s Sfaxien deal in jeopardy


MATTHEW Rusike’s move to Tunisian side, Club Sportif Sfaxien is in danger, after reports yesterday emerged that the club has been slapped with a transfer ban by world football governing body Fifa.

BY Sports reporter

It was not clear yesterday when the ban was effected, but it would be in effect until next year.

Rusike, who is currently with the Warriors preparing for the Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off at the weekend, signed a three-year contract with the club last week, joining from Swedish side Helsingborgs IF.

However, the move could be in jeopardy after media reports yesterday suggested that Club Sportif Sfaxien had been banned from making any transfers until January 2018 for the improper transfer of another player.

African Football website reported yesterday that the club had failed to sign Nigerian youth international defender. Lukman Zakari due to the ban.

“Eagles star defender. Lukman Zakari will not be given a contract by CS Sfaxien after the Tunisian club were slammed with a transfer ban by Fifa over an improper transaction. The ban has to do with the improper transfer of another player and that has now affected Zakari,” the website wrote.

The 26-year-old Rusike completed his move to the North African club last week, ending his 18-month stay in Sweden, where he played for Helsingborgs IF and Halmstads BK.

The former Monomotapa forward has previously played for South African sides Kaizer Chiefs, Jomo Cosmos and University of Pretoria.

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