FIFA orders Egyptian club to pay Nigerian striker 32m
The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has ordered Egyptian club SC Smuoha to pay the sum of $70,000(32m) to Super Eagles forward, Junior Ajayi within 15 days.
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The discerning decision was spurred by Ajayi’s dire situation, as he found himself abandoned and bereft of support from the club after suffering a debilitating injury during a friendly encounter against Canal Club in October of last year.
Distressed by the lack of care and concern exhibited by Smouha SC, Ajayi embarked upon the arduous path of reporting the matter to FIFA, concurrently raising the issue of unpaid salary dues.
FIFA, ever the bastion of justice in the world of soccer, has granted Smouha SC a scant 15-day ultimatum to deliver the overdue remuneration of $70,000 to the beleaguered Ajayi.
This mandate serves as a resounding reminder that all players, irrespective of their nationality, deserve fair treatment and prompt payment for their dedicated service to their respective clubs.
Having recently severed ties with Libyan outfit Al-Nasr Benghazi, Ajayi joined Smouha SC last year. His professional trajectory is marked by an illustrious stint at Egyptian giants Al Ahly, spanning five remarkable years.
During this tenure, Ajayi clinched a staggering eleven major trophies, including four Egyptian Premier League titles and two coveted CAF Champions League honours.
Ajayi was also an integral member of the Super Eagles squad that secured a bronze medal in the esteemed 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio De Janeiro.