FIFA to pay injured Francis Uzoho’s wages €20,548 for injury suffered against Brazil
Nigeria Goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, 20, suffered a horrific injury that will sideline him for six months while playing for Nigeria in their international friendly clash with Brazil in Singapore on Sunday.
The World football governing the body, FIFA will be responsible for Francis Uzoho’s wages for the entirety of the time he will be out of action, as part of its compensation scheme to clubs whose players are injured during the international break.
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.”
The Super Eagles medical team however confirmed that the player will sit out of the actions for about six months , which means he might not play for the Club again this season.
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.