FIFA Rules John Owoeri Should Pay $150,000 Compensation To Ismaily
Ex-Flying Eagles Striker John Owoeri To Cough Up $150,000 For Breaking Ismaily Contract
Football's governing body, FIFA, has commanded John Owoeri to pay 1.3 million SEK (equivalent of $150,000) to Ismaily after he unilaterally terminated his contract with the Egyptian club in 2012.
But the Nigeria international is unlikely to have the means to settle the liability and it could be passed on to his present club, Åtvidabergs FF, where he has been for the last two years.
''The board has, during March 2015, also gained knowledge of a judgement from the fall of 2014 where FIFA ruled that John Owoeri should pay the equivalent of about 1.3 million SEK in fines to his former club Ismaily of Egypt,'' Atvidabergs stated on its official web page.
''The fine relates to a penalty for breach of contract in 2012, and in the event of Owoeri himself can not pay the fines the current club, i.e. AFF, is jointly and severally liable.
''The Board believes that the association's liability is likely to occur.''
Before John Owoeri broke his contract with Ismaily, he claimed that the Egyptian club were owing him wages totaling $50,000 and also cited the security situation in Egypt.
Now 28, the former Feyenoord and KVC Westerlo man played in the final of the 2005 FIFA Under 20 World Cup against Argentina.