Lusaka, Zambia, November 5: The contractual dispute between Zambia international defender, Davies Nkausu and South Africa Absa Premier Soccer side Bloemfontein Celtic Football Club has taken a serious twist after the player decision to take the matter to FIFA for resolution.
Nkausu agent, Glyn Bikin said in a statement that they decided to take the issue to FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber after negotiation between the two sides to resolve the matter amicably collapsed.
“The player’s contract was unlawfully terminated on 15 June 2015 and in good faith we have tried to reach an acceptable settlement with the club.
“Unfortunately the good faith we have shown to date has been the only good faith ever shown in these discussions,” the statement read.
Bikin observed that it is time that the club take responsibility to fulfil its contractual obligations and not to come into a habit of raising flimsy excuses to arbitrarily terminating player’s contracts at their wish.
“It is time that the club take responsibility and honour their contractual obligations and not look for excuses to just terminate player’s contracts as and when they feel like,” he said.
The 29 year-old moved to Celtic in January last year after parting company with Super Sport United.
The player who was a member of Chipolopolo squad that clinched 2012 Africa Cup of Nations had earlier had spells with Pretoria University before joining Super Sport United.