Several press reports this Sunday morning reported new developments at Saudi Arabian club Al Ahly regarding Jamaican Lewis Grabban’s case against the club, which involves a registration suspension for the upcoming winter transfer period.
Notably, Lewis Grabban joined Al Ahly in the summer of 2022 to bolster the team’s attack in the Yellow League for top-flight clubs hailing from Nottingham Forest, with his contract with Al Raqi having been unilaterally terminated due to… for not receiving a salary.
The contract with Graban was concluded at the request of the former Uruguayan team coach Robert Siboldi to replace the Syrian Omar Al-Som.
Al Ahly was able to register for the winter season
Al-Riyadhiya newspaper reported: The management of the Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahly has received the green light to postpone the date of the final hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the case of Jamaican Lewis Grabban, a former first-team football player, until after the end of the winter period so that was to include new local and foreign players.
The Dispute Resolution Chamber of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) previously decided to ban the Al Ahly club from registering for two periods due to non-payment of Graban’s fee amounting to two million 200 thousand euros.
Later last summer, Al-Qass was able to suspend the ban pending a final decision in the case, which allowed Al-Ahly to enter into local and foreign contracts.
The club’s lawyers have begun negotiations with the CAS court and the player’s agent to determine a date for the final hearing.
Representatives of the Saudi club have received legal assurances from the club’s lawyers, and a legal defense will be presented against the attempt to overturn the decision at the final meeting.
The upcoming decision of the Court of Sport is valid for all parties to the case, whether it is a reversal or an affirmation of the punishment of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Committee.