Players Molde, Tobias Svendsen (19) and Ibrahima Wadji (23) have been loaned to Haugesund this season. Sunday will meet with two teams of an important duel at the top of the Elit series.
But the gentlemans' agreement between the two clubs means that the loan players can not be on the pitch when both teams are fighting for points in Røkkeløkka.
According to the rules of the Norwegian Football Association, no such agreement is allowed.
This led to a full quarrel about using – or not – players. The Football Association confirms to NRK that they have received a statement about the situation and that they have sent a case to the NFF Board of Appeal for further treatment.
"It was Molde who led the topic to the course of the negotiations, silenced the ultimatum, either we agreed, or we could not borrow players," says daily manager of Haugesund, Eirik Opedal Haugesund newspaper.
Coach Haugesund, Eirik Horneland, tells NRK that it is an oral contract, a gentlemen's agreement.
This is inconsistent with NFF regulations, which include, but are not limited to: In the case of transfer or loan of a player, no economic, sports or other characteristics related to the use of the player can be agreed in special matches or periods.
Director Molde Øystein Neerland tells NRK that everything depends on Haugesund if they want to use two players on Sunday.
"We do not have a legally binding agreement, so we do not have the power to create their teams," said NRK.