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Partick Thistle won’t have to pay Coulibaly’s $1.4 million fine to Al Ahly

Partick Thistle won't have to pay Coulibaly's $1.4 million fine to Al Ahly

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Scottish club  have been assured that they don’t have to pay ’s $1.4 million fine after the player lost his appeal against a Fifa ruling.

Al Ahly board had filed a lawsuit against the Ivory Coast international after he fled Egypt in January 2017, four months after joining the Reds.

And the FIFA Dispute Settlement Court ruled that Coulibaly has to pay a fine of $1.4 million and if he fails to do so he is not allowed to join or sign for any other club.

However, Coulibaly signed for Scottish side Partick Thistle FC on a one-year deal and was only registered by the club at the beginning of October after he obtained FIFA clearance.

The former Tottenham forward lodged an appeal against the ruling, but it was rejected by Court of Arbitration for Sport, and now the player or his club have to pay the Cairo giants $1.4 million.

To make matters worse for the Ivorian, Partick Thistle’s chiefs have revealed they have assurances from FIFA before signing Coulibaly that they would not be liable if the player lost his appeal.

During his time at Al Ahly, Souleymane Coulibaly has made 12 appearances for the Reds, scoring six goals as they won the domestic double.

Meanwhile, he is not enjoying a good spell at Partick Thistle, who currently sit rock bottom of the Scottish second division, with Coulibaly making only four appearances for them without scoring a single goal.

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