Bulgaria Court Upholds Ban for CSKA Coach to Leave Country

The Administrative Court in the Black Sea city of Burgas upheld the ban of the coach of Bulgaria’s CSKA Football Club, Lyuboslav Penev, to leave the country.

The measure interferes with the CSKA game in London with the UK Fulham from the UEFA Europa League on December 3.

The Court tried Tuesday the case over the complaint filed by Penev disputing the order of the Head of the Regional Police Directorate dated November 6 to not allow the coach to travel abroad. The order has been issued on the request of a private law enforcement officer over Penev’s default BGN 2 M loan from EIBank.

The magistrates rejected Penev’s claim. The rule can be appealed in a 7-day period. The Supreme Administrative Court must rule in a month.

Evidence presented by Penev’s attorney before the Burgas Court proved the loan is backed by a real estate property and the bank had not requested additional collateral.