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The prohibited transfer of Chancel Mbemba

Anderlecht proved his nose for football talent when the club the 17-year-old Chancel Mbemba in 2011 wegplukte from his club in Kinshasa. Now depends on purple and white a penalty and a transferverbod above the head.

‘Grofwild’, Chancel Mbemba, this spring, in the voetbalpers called. Club Brugge and Standard Liege wanted the defender, who was at the Premier League club Newcastle played, all …

‘Grofwild’, Chancel Mbemba, this spring, in the voetbalpers called. Club Brugge and Standard Liege wanted the defender, who was at the Premier League club Newcastle played, all very happy to sign a contract. Also Anderlecht wanted Mbemba – re – retrieve it, after they him in 2015 to England had allowed to depart. But eventually clinched FC Porto player this summer. According to the newspapers, paying the Portuguese more than eight million euro for the transfer.

The Congolese was years ago already worth millions. Purple-white in 2015, at least ten million euros for the transfer of Mbemba to Newcastle.

Questions with four transfers Anderlecht

When Anderlecht Mbemba in 2011 to Europe, he proved to the club his nose for talent: Mbemba was weggeplukt of FC MK Etanchéité in Kinshasa. But, according to the watchdogs in the Wereldvoetbalbond Fifa was the transfer of the Congo to Belgium will not be allowed to happen. Or at least not in the way when went. Because Mbemba was only seventeen years old when he from the Congo left. International transfers of minors are prohibited to protect the youth against exploitation and abuse.

Mbemba is one of the four foreign football players between 2011 and 2014 as the minors began to train and play for Anderlecht and for whom there is a procedure at the Fifa, the Football Leaks-documents which the German weekly Der Spiegel got hold of and shared with the research network, EIC and The Standard. The Integrity and Compliance department of FIFA (short “I&C”), which examines whether football clubs adhere to the rules, and therefore proposes to Anderlecht a penalty of 215,000 Swiss Francs (converted approximately 188.000 euro) and a transferverbod during a transfer.

According to I&C has Mbemba already as a 17-year-old nine official matches of the Elite, U19 and the Promises Jupiler Pro League for Anderlecht (and one friendly match). But the Fifa heard only in 2012, after the eighteenth birthday of the players, official something about the transfer of the Congo to Belgium.

‘The man with the four birthdays’

In order to avoid confusion about the age of Mbemba to avoid: the Fifa is there (just like Anderlecht, for that matter) from that Mbemba in August 1994, is born and not before. Five years ago there was a fuss about ‘the man with four dates of birth’. Anderlecht is never gone stories of brokers that Mbemba would be older. Who tried in order of clubs for a fee of Anderlecht los to weeks for the training of Mbemba when still a child.

So’n ‘seek compensation’ need for transfers to be paid to clubs where young players after their twelfth birthday connected. Some of the former clubs of Mbemba where he as a child in the Congo, had played, had a financial advantage out if Mbemba was a few years older.

But a court in Kinshasa has confirmed that the footballer in 1994, is born. A botonderzoek supports that.

Ironically, it would be Anderlecht, in retrospect, still not a bad hatch as Mbemba parent would have been upon his arrival in Belgium. As for professional clubs is that Fifa are asking for permission for an international transfer of 18-year-olds and for the first enrolment of children and young people in a country whose nationality do not have. The Wereldvoetbalbond assesses on a case-by-case or an exception to the general prohibition on international transfers of minors is justified.

There are, for example, exceptions are made for minors within the EU, be transferred, on the condition that the players at least sixteen years old. Or for footballing children of a family that for a reason other than football to abroad, for example, for the work of the parents.

Some of the big European club to prove it according to I&C, so the Fifa researchers, not so closely with the rules for transfers of minors. In the files around the minors, there is often that international transfers outside the Fifa will be completed.

There, they get there, provisionally at least, get away with it. Everything indicates that there are dozens of issues surrounding transfers of young people – even years after the examination of the problems completed – still no decision about an appropriate sanction. After the examination of I&C should the disciplinary committee of Fifa to decide on the alleged breaches of the clubs and the possible penalties.

So there was in January of this year, according to the documents of Fifa, still no verdict in the case of Anderlecht and other affairs of a number of big clubs. It is unclear what is today the state of affairs in the files. The Fifa and the involved clubs could not or would not ask of the EIC around the timing of the treatment of the goods answers.

The Fifa indicates that the number of studies increases and becomes more complex. ‘Nevertheless, after some internal changes of procedures, the goods faster and more efficiently dealt with’, it sounds.

Arrogant and pique

What the follow-up of the rules around the transfer of minors, is our country in the eyes of Fifa by the way is a problematic. In January 2018, mentions Kimberly Morris, head of the ‘Integrity and Compliance’department within the FIFA, in an e-mail to colleagues that Belgium and England, two countries with systematic violations’ against the regulations.

And indeed, there are, in addition to the case against Anderlecht, even pending cases against Belgian clubs.

In the world of professional football determines the free market, how clubs the growing number of transfers of teens settle. Some clubs explain not only the rules for transfers, but to respond to inquiries of I&C to alleged infringements of pique or arrogant, as appears from Football Leaks documents.

In a report of I&C say the researchers that Anderlecht tried to ‘mislead’ in the file to the problematic transfers. It’s when that research not only to the 17-year-old Congolese Mbemba in 2011, but also in the American Patrick Tshiani (in 2011, when the player was about 16 years old), the Romanian Dragos Stefan Cojocaru (in 2012, when he was 15 years old) and the Nepali Bimar Magar (in 2014, when the boy was about 16 years old).

What Mbemba, denounces the I&C department of Fifa that Anderlecht are not all of the requested documents has been transferred, although the club is obliged to do so. In the case of the Nepali Bimar Magar seems Anderlecht is still a step further to have gone.

During the investigation of infringements around the alleged transfer of the minor Magar left Anderlecht in november 2014 in writing to I&C know that the club the boy would not know and that the club ‘surprised’ that there are questions to be asked about the player. While the footballer who in his own country, ‘the little Messi’ is called (he already played as a 14-year-old in the Nepalese national team), after he was only a few months earlier with the Anderlecht U17-youth in multiple international tournaments participated had.

Had Bimal Magar in the spring of 2014 for Anderlecht will be played during the prestigious Aegon Future Cup, ” which annually in Amsterdam takes place (and which is now ‘Future Cup’ is called). Also in the I&C they know that the young during that tournament, on the field stood, including in the semi-final against the youth of the Turkish football club Fenerbahçe. Therein scored Bimal Magar even score a goal for Anderlecht.

I&C take it, therefore, is not the purple-white player ‘don’t know’. Anderlecht would be, does it sound in a of the Fifa documents, to have acted in bad faith in the investigation into the alleged illegal transfers of minors. Anderlecht was not prepared to ask of the research network EIC to respond.

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