FIFA to hand injured Uzoho Nigeria goalkeeper  €20,548 as compensation

Nigeria goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, is entitled to €20,548 compensation from world football body FIFA, after copping an injury in the international friendly between Nigeria and Brazil in Singapore on Sunday.

Uzoho, who twisted his leg as he went for the ball from a corner kick, will be out for a minimum of six months, according to Super Eagles doctor, Ibrahim Gyaran.

According to FIFA’s protection rule, the football ruling body will be responsible for Uzoho’s wages for the entirety of the time he will be out of action, as part of their compensation scheme to clubs whose players suffered injury during the international break.

The international friendly met the requirements for FIFA’s approval as it was played on a date on the FIFA international match calendar.  Also, both teams did not make more than six substitutes each.

Under FIFA’s Club Protection Programme, “Clubs whose players suffer injuries while in action for their country are compensated and the maximum daily compensation has been set at €20,548.”

However, “money will be fixed salary that the club was to pay to the player for that period and the player must be sidelined for more than 28 days before a claim can be processed.”

Meanwhile, Cypriot professional football club side, Athletic Club Omonia Nicosia has promised to stand by Uzoho, who is facing long lay-off while on international duty with Nigeria.

“Francis Uzoho has been diagnosed with a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and external meniscus he got in the international game between Nigeria and Brazil. Speedy recovery and return to action Francis. The Omonia family is by your side!” Omonia Nicosia said in a statement.

FIFA to hand injured Uzoho Nigeria goalkeeper  €20,548 as compensation

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