Nongdamba Naorem’s transfer to ATK Mohun Bagan from Kerala Blasters and contract got validation by the Committee. The mariners appealed to the AIFF for compensation from Kerala Blasters.
It was the return of Nongdamba Naorem to ATK Mohun Bagan from Kerala Blasters on a loan deal with an option to buy at the end of the season. While Subha Ghosh going the other way round as part of a swap deal in December 2020.
Everything was smooth until the Kolkata club appealed to AIFF that the transfer agreement was void as the player passing the medical test was part of the obligation. It came out to be a ligament injury in the left leg of the player (Nongdamba Naorem). So, AIFF Player’s status Committee gave their verdict after assessing the situation.
AIFF Committee slashes ATK Mohun Bagan appeal:
The statement by the committee clearly highlighted the rule mentioned in FIFA regulations, the destination club of the player will do the necessary medical test for the player. In this case, ATK Mohun Bagan and the contract between the clubs were totally valid as per CAS and FIFA regulations. As per the rules, both the clubs can still appeal against the verdict within the next 10 days from the decision.
Nongdamba Naorem came to Kerala Blasters in 2018 on a 3-year deal. Initially, he was part of the reserve team of the Tuskers that competes in the I-League 2nd division. But he went back to the Mariners on loan and winning the I-League with them. Coming back with the Tuskers and made his debut for ISL against his former team but made only 2 appearances for them. Later moved to ATK Mohun Bagan in December 2020.
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