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FIFA To Finance The Wages Of Nigeria GoalKeeper Francis Uzoho

World football governing the body, FIFA will foot the bills of Francis Uzoho for the period of his injury crisis. This action is part of the compensation scheme to clubs whose players are injured during the international break.

The Nigeria goalkeeper, who is just 20years of age, had an horrific injury that will put him of  the  field of play for a minimum of six months. He incurred the injury while representing his home country Nigeria during an international friendly game against Brazil on Sunday. His injury will also exclude him from his club football this season.

It is revealed that , under FIFA’s Club Protection Programme, clubs whose players suffer injuries while palying for their country are compensated and the maximum daily compensation has been set at €20,548.
It is believe that the wages that will be payed will be the fixed salary that the club is supposed to pay the player for that period and the player must be sidelined for more than 28 days before a claim can be processed.

Francis Uzoho play for a Cyprus second division club side  “Omonia Nicosia” and it is confirmed that the club  is already in the market for a new goalkeeper following Uzoho’s injury.

It was also a complicated situation for  Cyprus club side  Omonia Nicosia after their second-choice goalkeeper, Constantine Panayi also suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage while on duty for Cyprus against Russia in the Euro qualifier last Sunday.
The club confirmed the injury to the two their two goalkeepers on omonoianews.com and further added that only the club’s third-choice goalkeeper, Charalambos Kyriakides, is fit ahead of this weekend’s Championship game against league leaders, Anorthosis at the Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium.
“The two goalkeepers of a team being injured in their national assignment, and even the same day, are something unprecedented.
“It is not only that Uzoho and Panayi were injured, but also that they suffered the worst damage they could possibly suffer, and logically we will not see them again in the season. The team is running to replace them ahead of Sunday’s game,” the website said.

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