FIFA Have Final Say On Tehoue

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 27/02/2009
French striker Jonathan Tehoue's availability for Town is now going to be decided by FIFA after Town explained a contractual row surrounding the player.FIFA Have Final Say On Tehoue

A disagreement between Tehoue and his former club Konyaspor in Turkey will be discussed by FIFA with the outcome determing whether Tehoue can get his international clearance to play for Town.

Town's Chief Executive told

The dispute between Jonathan and his former Club was not brought to the Club's attention throughout his trial or during the process of signing him, which clearly disappoints us. Jonathan joined the Club and had his trial on the basis of him being a free agent and being immediately available. We uncovered the situation when applying for his international clearance from Turkey.

"Since then we have been working very hard with the help of our own FA to speed the decision-making process but it is now out of our control and we can only watch and wait for FIFA.

"It could take FIFA up to sixty days to rule on the legal wrangling between officials from Konyaspor and the player's representatives, but the speed at which a resolution can be reached will clearly affect his future here. If the dispute is resolved quickly Jonathan could still feature for the Club.

"We hope it is settled quickly, as the player cannot continue his career while the dispute still exists. We are disappointed at the situation as Jonathan could be a real asset to the Club and it is a great shame that the player is unavailable given the amount of time Lee Clark and his team have invested in getting him fit.

"Despite the extended time Jonathan has been at the Club, we have incurred no cost."


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