VB sports fined by FIFA

VB Sports Club has been fined by FIFA over the contract terminations of two foreign players in 2007.

The two players, Sergio and Bovaria, both from Argentina, were among the first foreign players bought by the club after its re-branding from Island Football Club, to VB Sports.

According to Haveeru the club CEO has confirmed that club had been fined by FIFA, but did not know the exact amount.

However, Haveeru reported that the amount was believed to be USD 50,000.

The reason for the contract termination was due to the players not being up to standard. The only game they played was the tsunami charity match, and both had given a very poor performance.

Their contracts were terminated before the season had started.

Haveeru reports that the club is barred from participating in the AFC cup, until they paid the fine.

Over the last few weeks VB have been signing many big names in preparation for the AFC cup.


More signings for VB

VB sports continued its spending spree by signing three new players.

Valencia striker Ahmed Thoriq ( Tom), Victory defender Ahmed Saeed (Amatty), New Radient Akram Abdul Ghanee and All Youth Linkage, AYL, Suadullah Kamaal have all agreed terms with the club.

VB have started practicing under Turkish coach Can Vanli.

In preparation for next years AFC cup, VB have signed a total of seven new players.


Mohamed Umair signs for VB

VB Sports continued strengthening its squad for next season by acquiring Victory captain Mohamed Umair.

Umair, who plays in defence has been playing his trade at Victory for the last four years.

According to Haveru, Umair said “You might think this change is because of a salary issue, but it is not. If that was the case I would not have been with the club (Victory) this year. I just felt like a change”

The new contract with VB is for one year.

Umair has been the third player to leave Victory recently for VB, the other two being goalkeeper Imran Mohamed and striker Assad Ali.