Green light given for Adelaide United duo
Adelaide United pair Inseob Shin and Mark Rudan have been given their international clearances and will be available to play this weekend.
The club yesterday received official notification from Football Federation Australia (FFA) that International Transfer Certificates (ITC) for the new recruits have now been received from the Korean and Swiss Football Associations respectively, and that both players are registered to play in The Reds’ next Hyundai A-League match against Sydney FC on Sunday.
Shin missed out on a spot on the bench for United’s season opener against Perth Glory after the Korean Football Federation failed to send through his release in time, but he is now free to be considered for selection to face Sydney FC.
Former Sydney FC captain Rudan, who signed with The Reds from Switzerland Axpo Super League club FC Vaduz on a one year deal less than a week ago, is also clear to play, however the defender last week suggested he was still a couple of weeks away from being match fit.
To clarify the process regarding a new player signing with a Hyundai A-League club and the player’s contract being lodged with the FFA, is that the FFA applies to the national association the player previously played in for an ITC, who in turn requests the player’s former club to sign off the player as being free to register.
Should for any reason the former club or former association hold up or ignore the ITC request, as happened in the case of Shin, a period of 30 days must lapse before the FFA can register the player.
Despite United’s best efforts on Friday night, waiting until literally the last minute for the Koreans to respond – the club was unable to register Shin for Friday’s game with Perth.