Algeria bans foreign football players


ALGIERS: Algerian Football Federation has imposed a ban on country’s football clubs which restricts them from signing foreign players.

The decision reportedly is taken because of a severe financial crisis caused by a plunge in oil revenues as Algeria’s oil export revenue has almost halved so far this year

As a result, “the federal bureau has decided to stop the recruitment of foreign players in professional clubs,” it said in a statement posted on its official website.

The decision is immediate, the federation said.

But it added that football players who have already signed to play with Algerian clubs will be allowed to continue until their contracts expire.