Fees of Azerbaijani Football Clubs to AFFA for Foreign Players to Almost Double

Society Materials 5 July 2008 13:16 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 5 July / Trend , corr. R. Ergun / The President of Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) said that the limit for the foreign players in the football clubs playing in the Premier League will be totally canceled.

"The meeting of the Executive Committee of the AFFA will resolve to cancel the limit today," President of AFFA Rovnag Abdullayev said to media on 5 July.

According to AFFA decision, at present, the clubs can have only 5 foreign members in every match. Two more foreign footballers can replace the other foreigners in the match.

According to Abdullayev, earlier many players were brought to Azerbaijan, but they have to work in restaurants because of the limit.

The fee paid toAFFA by the clubs for foreign players is expected to be almost double and reach AZN20,000.

At present, AFFA is paid AZN8,000 for foreign footballers.

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