Monday, November 30, 2009

Sajh Finally Drags Pillars Before FIFA

After several weeks of playing cat-and-mouse, Kano Pillars’ troubled Slovenian coach, Ivo Sajh, has finally filed an official complain to the world soccer governing body, FIFA, over a breach of contract by the Nigerian club. understands that the 56-year-old Slovenian is demanding for a payment in the region of $87,000 from the former Nigerian champion.
But in its response, the Kano club declared that it was yet to receive a notification from FIFA concerning the contract of Sajh.
Chairman of the club, Tukur Babangida, also confirmed that since the indefinite suspension placed on the Slovenian was lifted in November, he has disappeared without a leave of absence from Kano Pillars.
“We are yet to get any sort of letter from FIFA as I speak to you. I believe that if the letter comes, we will look at it and then present our own case of the whole matter. We have been magnanimous to him (Sajh) after the way he spoke about our club,” Babangida told
Sajh wants FIFA too help him win full compensation as stipulated in his one-year deal with the Nigerian club, which is reported to be about $87,000.
The amount is made up of his salary until June 2010 when his contract was due to expire, as well as the balance of his signing-on fee, other allowances and expenses.
The Slovenian has also complained about his visa being expired and without work and residence permit, which the club had promised to help him secure as soon as he signed with it in April this year.
Before the coach took off last month, he had faced an investigative panel set up by club twice before his suspension was lifted.
Sajh had also claimed that the management of the club had stripped him of his accommodation and feeding at his hotel, and as a result he had to foot his own bill.
But the management of Kano Pillars denied all of the allegation leveled against it by Sajh.

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