18 October 2013

UFL hires legal counsel in hopes of resolving Rufo case

THE United Football League has finally sought legal advice to help resolve the ongoing contract dispute involving top clubs Global and Stallion for the services of reigning MVP Rufo Sanchez.
“UFL officially hired legal counsel on Thursday in order to aid and expedite the process of finding a resolution to the contract situation,” media officer Jing Jamlang told Spin.ph on Friday.
The UFL last week imposed a hefty one-year ban on Sanchez, who signed a contract with Global last month after insisting his previous deal with Stallion expired last August, which former coach Ernie Nierras disputed, saying the talented booter is still under contract until next year.
The UFL disciplinary committee decided to impose the sanction on Sanchez on the basis that the Spanish striker neglected the league order that he refrain from playing for Global until the contract dispute had been settled.
Global, which reiterated the regularity of Sanchez’s new contract by saying the signing was made in good faith, criticized the UFL disciplinary committee for remaining “silent on the more important issue involved, which is Mr. Sanchez’s contractual status.”
In a statement last week, Global said the UFL disciplinary committee dwell on minor issues which would have been solved already if not for its silence and indecision over the player's contractual status.
Global has since sought the legal counsel of the Philippine Football Federation Disciplinary Committee under chairman Atty. Enrico Ingles.
Jamalang said the UFL’s own legal group is expected to have a recommendation in the next few days. 

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