FIFA threaten to stop Egypt from World Cup participation over Ismaily gaffe on transfer payment directive
World Football Governing body FIFA have issued a caution to Egypt that they could be dragged back home with just a day to two days to their 2018 World Cup game against Uruguay.
This comes as a result of the Egyptian FA failing to let Ismaily comply to an order to pay an amount they owe Ghana Premier League side Dreams FC which dates back to 2012 following the transfer of John Antwi.
FIFA gave Ismaily until 23 May, 2018 to pay all monies owed Dreams FC and they also copied the Egyptian FA to see to it that the Mango boys have cleared the debt.
Agonizingly, all this has been flouted by Ismaily and the Egyptian FA and FIFA have made it clear that the next option is to send the Pharaoahs back home from the Mundial in Russia until the debt is settled.
Antwi signed for Ismaily in 2012 for an amount in excess of $150,000 and won the Egyptian top-flight goal-king award in the 2014/15 campaign.