ISL 2019-20: Hyderabad without Nestor Gordillo until December

Gordillo was handed a four-month ban by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Players’ Status Committee on August 13.

Nestor Gordillo, in action, from his time with I-League side Chennai City FC.

Nestor Gordillo, in action, from his time with I-League side Chennai City FC.   -  M. Periasamy

Hyderabad FC will miss the services of new signing Nestor Gordillo when it takes on ATK in its debut match in the Indian Super League (ISL) in Kolkata. The Spanish midfielder will be ineligible for selection for Hyderabad FC’s first eight games of the league.

The All India Football Federation's player status committee handed the Spaniard a four-month ban for signing a “pre-contract” with the now-defunct FC Pune City despite having a year left in his contract with Chennai City FC. He was also asked to pay a compensation of three-months salary to Chennai City and pay a fine of Rs 50,000 to the AIFF.

Gordillo will be available for selection from the reverse fixture against ATK in Hyderabad on December 21.

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