Emmanuel Eboue
Emmanuel Eboue

Sunderland have terminated Emmanuel Eboue’s contract after FIFA suspended the right-back over a failure to pay his former agent.

Eboue signed a short-term Sunderland deal until the end of the season earlier this month, and the club said in a statement today: “The suspension relates to a monetary dispute between the player and a former agent, which precedes his time at Sunderland AFC and was not something that the club was made aware of by the player.

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“Eboue signed a contract with Sunderland AFC until the end of the current season and the club has therefore given notice of its intention to terminate the contract. The player has two weeks in which to appeal this decision.”

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Eboue was also given a one-year playing ban over a failure to pay his former agent, FIFA has announced. The defender can end the ban early and become eligible again if he pays the outstanding amount.

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The Ivory Coast right-back was signed by Sunderland earlier this month after training with the club as a free agent, but has not made a Premier League appearance.

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