A source from the Arab Football Association revealed the position of the new agreements for the Saudi club Al-Nasr to participate in the Arab championship.
Al-Nasr is preparing to participate in the role of the groups of the Arab Championship, in which he will play in the third group, alongside Zamalek, Al-Shabab and Ittihad Monastiri.
A source from the Arab Union saidFilGoal.com “Al-Nasr’s new offers will be registered naturally in the Arab League, but they will not be allowed to participate in matches until the registration crisis is resolved and their roster is approved by the Saudi Football Association.”
Al-Nasr has signed a contract with Croatian trio Marcelo Brozovic, Portuguese Alex Telles and Ivorian Siko Fofana, but he will not be able to benefit from them in the Arab League until they are included in his local list and the crisis preventing him from being registered is resolved.
The tournament will begin on July 27.
Al-Nasr will start the tournament against his comrades on July 28, so Zamalek will play against Al-Ittihad Monastir on the same day.
Prohibition of registration
Saudi newspaper Al-Riyadh reported earlier that the International Federation of Football Associations asked its Saudi counterpart to prevent Al-Nasr club from registering a local player.
This is due to its failure to implement the decision of the International Dispute Resolution Chamber regarding English club Leicester City’s dues due to the purchase of Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa’s contract, according to a letter from FIFA.
Al-Nasr was punished for not paying around two million riyals, which is an additional condition set by the English club’s management, of 820,000 in case Musa participates with Al-Nasr in more than 40 matches, and one million if the team finishes first or second in the league, in addition to separate amounts for each additional match the Nigerian plays in other tournaments.
The report states that Al-Nasr will pay the amount to Leicester City administration and then the penalty will be waived upon payment within the next two weeks.
Al-Nasr was barred from registering foreign players after a ruling was issued by the International Court of Arbitration (CAS) last March upholding FIFA’s decision against the club.
He was also forced to pay 8 million euros, in addition to late fines, for canceling the contract of his former coach Roy Vittoria – the current coach of the Egyptian national team – around two years ago.