The Serie D club saw their application for Lega Pro rebuffed entry by the FIGC and are now fighting back against the decision.
On Thursday, August 4th, 12 clubs were either admitted or readmitted into Lega Pro via a draft following an application process to be reviewed by the FIGC. A number of clubs opted against submitting an application while a handful of others were forced to restart lower down the league ladder due to bankruptcy. Many of the clubs who submitted their applications, were those that had won their respective group’s Serie D Promotion Playoff, placing them on a list of clubs to be drafted up a tier. In Cavese’s case, they earned their spot on that list when they defeated Frattese in the Girone I Final. However, the FIGC played the bearer of bad news when they rejected the Aquilotti‘s application, meaning they will be stuck in Serie D for the forthcoming season.
Cavese did not accept the news lightly and as reported by TuttoLegaPro, will take action against the FIGC, who claim that Cavese did not fulfill the requirements necessary to be admitted. Their complaint was filed to the Sporting Justice organism Collegio di Garanzia dello Sport and have asked them to ascertain that the club’s application to the FIGC for Lega Pro admission was sent on-time and met the necessary requirements.
They are requesting the Board to nullify the FIGC’s decision as well as have COVISOC grant them a National License to compete in Lega Pro this season. The hearing will be held on August 10th at 3:30pm before the First Chamber of the Board.