This was confirmed to KickOff.com by well-known soccer lawyer Mike Murphy, who added that papers relating to the two issues have already been filed with FIFA and that the matter will be heard by the world body’s Dispute Chamber in due course.
Murphy also disclosed that the two players had different contracts with
the Serbian giants and even if FIFA finds Red Star guilty of "misconduct" in terms of not fulfilling its financial obligations, both
Parker and Issah could find themselves hampered in playing again next
season because of red tape involving the issue of international
Parker and Issah are due to play in Red Star's last match of the season
at the weekend, after which Parker will return to South Africa to join
the Bafana Bafana camp. Murphy, however, says he does not know what
Issah’s plans are at this stage, but he would recommend that the
Ghanaian return directly to South Africa.
Murphy says that the South African democratic constitution is so strong
that in the past he has been able to successfully contest players’
eligibility to continue playing while awaiting the outcome of
international legal cases involving their clearances from previous
He added that the balance of Parker’s transfer fee owed to Thanda and
any monies owed to AmaZulu were not issues that would be dealt with by FIFA.