The ban was imposed due to the non-payment of Omid Singh’s dues.
East Bengal would like to announce that the transfer ban imposed on the club has been lifted by FIFA after the administrative issues were amicably resolved between all parties. The decision was communicated to the club at 2 AM on January 26, 2023.
“This comes as a relief for all the stakeholders of the club including the fans and the team. The current management has been working with all stakeholders involved to find the most amicable way forward while following multiple processes and legalities given that this was a complicated case to begin with. Considerable time has been lost, however we can now only focus on the remainder of the season,” said Namrata Parekh, CEO of Emami East Bengal FC.
With the lifting of the transfer ban, the club will now be able to work on registering new players for the upcoming fixtures of ISL 2022-23 and the Super Cup.
East Bengal in ISL 2022-23
East Bengal are currently sitting in the ninth position of the points table with 12 points from 14 games. They have won four games and lost all their other 10 fixtures. A notable fact about the Red & Golds is that they have defeated I-League rivals Bengaluru FC on both occasions this season. The other two victories came against NorthEast United and Jamshedpur FC.
East Bengal have only won a solitary home game this season. With a total of six games remaining in the league, a top-six finish is virtually impossible for Stephen Constantine’s side. The club can only play for pride now.
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But, keeping in mind that the Super Cup has been brought back to life, the club might put all its focus into the same. They have signed Jake Jervis, who shall be available in their next game against Kerala Blasters on February 3.