Benin fined over breach of contract

FOOTBALL - FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIP 2009/2010 - L1 - OGC NICE v TOULOUSE FC - 22/11/2009 - PHOTO PHILIPPE LAURENSON / DPPI - DIDIER OLLE NICOLLE (NICE COACH)

FIFA has ordered the Benin Football Federation (FBF) who is currently on suspension from global football, to pay their former Coach, Didier Olle-Nicolle €153,000 Euros for breach of contract.

The Frenchman was sacked in November 2014 after just eight months into his two-year contract as national team manager.

Olle-Nicolle said he was unfairly dismissed and reported the issue to FIFA, who ruled in his favour this week.

The FBF are expected to pay the fine by next month.

Appointed coach of the Squirrels in March 2014, Olle-Nicolle’s contract was terminated in November, ostensibly for poor performance.

His immediate task was to guide Benin through the first and second knockout rounds of qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Benin is currently serving a FIFA suspension from world football after a court ruling in the country blocked upcoming elections.

 

BBC/Aisha JM