Sunderland to rescind Emmanuel Eboué's contract after only 22 days

Eboué was today hit with a year-long ban from all football-related activity

Sunderland to rescind Emmanuel Eboué's contract after only 22 days

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Sunderland have announced they are to rescind Emmanuel Eboue's contract after the defender was hit with a one-year ban by FIFA.

The 32-year-old today handed the ban by FIFA for failing to pay a former agent in a contractual dispute.

A statement from the club read: "Sunderland AFC has been advised by the Football Association that Emmanuel Eboue has been placed under an immediate suspension from football and all football-related activity for a period of one year, by FIFA.

"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.

"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."