Defending champions Rayon Sports will no longer have any reason of claiming rights on striker Jerome Sina after Rwanda Football Federation, Ferwafa took a stern decision to follow Fifa rules which gives Police an opportunity to own the player.
Both parties [Rayon Sports, Police and Sina] met with Ferwafa executive committee on Tuesday to access, analyse and come with an agreement on the outstanding issue.
Rayon Sports wanted Police to pay a total Rwf. 5 million for the player who left the club after being suspended, a feat which saw the player join DR Congo’s Saint Eloi Lupopo with six months left on his contract.
To everyone’s surprise, Sina denied having signed any legal contract binding him with Rayon Sport during the 2012/13 season.
Rayon Sport’s club secretary general Olivier Gakwaya said, “Sina himself denied having signed a contract with us, claiming that the signature on the document was not his,”
“We feel we have nothing to do since Police is not ready to hear our demands. So it’s upon Ferwafa to handle this issue and avoid such cases from happening in future,” added Gakwaya.
Police’s club secretary general CIP Jean de Dieu Mayira said that Police can’t be held responsible for all the irregularities committed by Ferwafa when they issued out licenses.
“We are waiting for Ferwafa to issue out new license for Sina as all the needed documents required in the transfer have been forwarded to the secretariat,”
Albert Mwanafunzi, who is in charge of competitions at Ferwafa said yesterday, “We had a meeting with both parties and after studying the issue closely, we decided to follow Fifa rules. And in our own assessment, Sina will be handled as a foreign player whose transfer must follow the usual ITC regulations,”
Sina’s transfer papers indicate he has been playing in DRC for one year thus the Congolese side that had the rights on the player.
Sina who signed a two-year contract with Police, was born on July 18, 1989 before his family shifted to Bukavu in 2006.
He previously played for DC Virunga and AS Maika.
Police are fourth on the league log with 27 points, six behind leaders APR and four adrift of second-placed Rayon Sports.