KNVB punishes Fortuna Sittard, with three points deducted


KNVB punishes Fortuna Sittard, with three points deducted

The appeals committee licentiezaken of the KNVB has Fortuna Sittard three points deducted and a public warning given. According to the bond, the ailing club does not meet financial covenants are met.

Fortuna is working again financially healthy. For this reason the People a plan of approach drawn up in may by the license commission is approved. To the plan’s financial conditions, the KNVB, to which the club within a certain time to meet.

“This happens insufficient or not in time, then start a sanctietraject. That process is for all clubs the same and consists of five sanctions: a public warning, three times three points deducted and eventually the loss of the license.”

The two financial requirements which are not paid in time, additional money in the bank account and the submission of a vervolgplan at the KNVB.

Fortuna gave in a comment that the necessary 360.000 euros to repay debts on time on the account. “A few weeks later was the money of the new owner Isitan Days on our bank account, but the appeals board held on the date.”


Fortuna reacted disappointed on the sanctions. “Fortuna Sittard feels cannot be sufficiently achieved by the KNVB helped, right now the club huge steps in the further healthy of the Sittardse organization.”

“The club has until October 17, the time given to the plan of action to adapt. Fortuna is considering even going to court. One and another depends on the opinion of the lawyers of the club.”

Fortuna may not appeal against the decision of the appeals committee licentiezaken, says the KNVB. The team of trainer Ben van Dael had this season, thirteen points collected in seven rounds and drops by the punishment of the sixth to the ninth place in the Jupiler League.

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