Jastrzębski Węgiel, to the surprise of fans, was again on the list of clubs banned by the FIVB from international transfers. The case is so loud that it concerns the finalist of the Champions League and one of the richest teams in PlusLiga. The organization’s authorities have already referred to the incident.
Jastrzębski Węgiel is considered one of the best clubs in Europe. Marcelo Mendez’s team won the Polish championship and also reached the final of the Champions League, where they had to admit the superiority of Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle. Despite this, in the next season the team from Silesia shines again on many fronts. The information about the transfer ban was even more surprising.
The president of Jastrzębski Węgiel reacts to sanctions from the FIVB
The club is still involved in the case of Salvador Hidalgo Oliva, who played in the team years ago. The issue of receivables to the Tax Office is still unresolved, which leads to further confusion.
As Adam Gorol, president of the club, says in an interview with TVP Sport, the whole situation is “simple to resolve, but at the same time absurd.” Włodarz emphasizes that Jastrzębski Węgiel has a very good financial situation and is solvent. The only current obligations concern the player and the Tax Office, Gorol said.
– As for the funds remaining to be paid to the player, the club had no problem settling them. Due to the fact that the player had liabilities towards the Polish Tax Office, we could not “transfer” the amount directly to the volleyball player because we are bound by the bailiff’s seizure. Due to the law, we cannot settle the player’s obligations if such seizure is in force, said Gorol. – Currently, a situation has arisen in which the player has probably still not settled these funds with the Tax Office or with the federation. However, the company asks us to release this deposit to the player, which we cannot do because we are still bound by the bailiff’s action – added the club’s president.
Grot Budowlani Łódź also with a transfer ban
According to Strefa Siatkówki, apart from Jastrzębski Węgiel, Grot Budowlani Klub has also been subject to an international transfer ban. It is not the first time that a team from Tauron Liga has received a similar sanction.