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Gogua Transfer Falls Through
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Written by Teimuraz   
Thursday, 01 February 2007 15:16
{mosimage} The transfer of Gogita Gogua to Scotland fell through due to absurd regulations.

The midfielder was expected to move on loan to the Scottish club Hearts of Midlothian from Spartak Nalchik. Even though the club and the player came to an agreement, the transfer did not take place. The British authorities refused to issue Gogua a work permit.

The requirement for a transfer to a British club from abroad used to be that a player must have played 75% of the national team games in last two years. Gogua perfectly meets this condition. A while ago the FA has introduced a new rule though, which signifies that a new player from abroad must be a representative of a leading football country. The countries defined as leading, are those that are holding a leading position in the “FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking”. Georgia, right now 95th, does not meet this requirement, which was a reason enough for the authorities to decline Goguas application.

The transfer window in Russia is still open so it is unclear whether Gogua, who reportedly wanted to leave Spartak Nalchik, will return to the Russian league or find himself another team.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 March 2007 16:08