VfB professional also has to pay: DFB suspends Silas until September

VfB professional also has to pay for it
DFB bans Silas until September

The Silas Katompa Mvumpa case comes to an end, at least in the Bundesliga: The DFB bans the professional from VfB Stuttgart for unsportsmanlike conduct and puts a hefty fine on top. The club and the players accept the sentence.

The sports court of the German Football Association (DFB) has banned striker Silas Katompa Mvumpa from Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart for unsportsmanlike conduct for three months. In addition, the Congolese must pay a fine of 30,000 euros, as the association announced on Friday. The player and his club have agreed to the ruling. It is now final.

VfB made public on Tuesday that the offensive man had previously played under a false name and was one year older than previously stated. Previously, the eleven-time goalscorer last season, who had previously played for the Swabians as Silas Wamangituka, confided in the club officials. He was “a victim of the machinations of his former players agent”, wrote VfB. “His confession had a mitigating effect, as did the fact that with his true identity he would have received a residence permit and the right to play as a professional footballer in Germany,” the DFB announcement said.

“It was clear to him and us that Silas would be sanctioned by the DFB and according to the statutes it has to be,” said VfB sporting director Sven Mislintat. “The judgment also takes into account the special circumstances of his case. We are glad that the sports court aspect at DFB level is now closed for Silas.”

VfB had brought the striker in 2019 for around eight million euros from Paris FC. According to the Stuttgart company, during his time in Paris he was dependent on the consultant and “apparently” had no access to either his account or his papers. After suffering a cruciate ligament rupture in March, the 22-year-old will probably not make his comeback until autumn anyway. The ban imposed by the DFB is valid up to and including September 11th.