The KNVB have granted cash-strapped Fortuna Sittard a reprieve until this July.

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fortuna sitThe Limburg side had to deliver its yearly financial figures to the KNVB on Tuesday and faced a two day wait to find out if they would be able to finish the season.

On Thursday, the KNVB announced that they have started a process that could end with the licence of the club being revoked, but they have until July 1st to sort their finances. The Eerste Divisie side will be allowed to complete the season.

A statement on the Fortuna Sittard website read, “The result is that a process has started addressing whether the club can retain its license for playing professional football after July 1, 2016,”

The club raised funds enough funds through fan support and the selling of shares to plug a gap in their finances, but they have around five months to turn their issues around and ensure they remain a professional football club.

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