Caleb Ekuban’s aim of playing in next season UEFA Champions League has Been facing a huge blow. Europe’s football governing body have slapped his club Trabzonspor with a one-season ban for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.
The Ghanaian international, despite having an injury-ravaged season in Turkey has managed to score 8 goals in the 25 games he’s played, helping his side to apex of the Süper Lig log.
The surprise Turkish top-flight leaders will qualify for the Champions League if they finish the season in their present position. But their hopes of competing is all but vanished unless they are able to win their appeal case.
Playing in the Champions League is a dream come true for every player. But Ekuban whose contract with Trabzonspor expires in 2022 may have to wait for a while to have a feel of the European elite competition.
A statement from UEFA on Wednesday, June 3, states that the Turkish Süper Lig side failed to meet the conditions of a 2016 settlement agreement which required them to be “break-even compliant”.
According to UEFA the ban would be applied if the club qualified for the Champions League or Europa League in either of the next two seasons.