UEFA withholds prize money for Fenerbahçe and Eskişehirspor
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Hürriyet photoTurkish football clubs Fenerbahçe and Eskişehirspor will not immediately receive prize money they are owed for entering 2012/13 UEFA club competitions after European football’s governing body announced today that it was withholding the funds for 23 clubs pending further investigation.
A statement published on UEFA's official website said the action was taken as part of "financial fair play requirements."
"Following its last meeting in August 2012, the UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) investigatory chamber has identified that important overdue payables towards other clubs, and/or towards employees or social/tax authorities existed in 23 cases," the statement said.
"Consequently, the CFCB investigatory chamber will continue their investigations and request these clubs to provide an updated situation as of 30 September 2012 with regards to overdue payables towards other clubs, employees and social/tax authorities,” UEFA said.
The clubs who had their prize payments withheld were as follows:
FK Borac Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) FK Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) FK Željezničar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) PFC CSKA Sofia (Bulgaria) HNK Hajduk Split (Croatia) NK Osijek (Croatia) Club Atlético de Madrid (Spain) Málaga CF (Spain) Maccabi Netanya FC (Israel) FK Shkendija 79 (Macedonia) Floriana FC (Malta) FK Budućnost Podgorica (Montenegro) FK Rudar Pjevlja (Montenegro) Ruch Chorzów (Poland) Sporting Clube de Portugal (Portugal) FC Dinamo Bucureşti (Romania) FC Rapid Bucureşti (Romania) FC Vaslui (Romania) FC Rubin Kazan (Russia) FK Partizan (Serbia) FK Vojvodina (Serbia) Eskişehirspor (Turkey) Fenerbahçe SK (Turkey).