East Bengal have now been cut off for failing to pay Iranian player Omid Singh. Omid Singh had approached FIFA alleging that the Kolkata club had not paid him a salary, following which FIFA had asked East Bengal to pay him Rs 1.65 crore. The news has now been leaked by Bengali media outlet Sangbad Pratidin.
The club had signed a contract with Omid Singh before Shree Cements became an investor in East Bengal in 2020. But Mr Cements, who became an investor in the Kolkata Town Club, refused to sign Omid. Therefore, the club did not accept the player’s contract. With this, Omid was forced to approach FIFA for a salary arrears and FIFA decided in his favor.
Mr Cements had earlier stated that it would not bear the arrears of any player from the time of the Quiz Group, a former investor in East Bengal. But there are indications that Omid’s problem is with Mr. Cements and therefore they may be forced to pay his salary. However, the authorities have not yet commented on the matter.
No one can resist, it was the entry of the Blazers that awakened Kerala football