Nigerian Player Secures FIFA Ruling in Favor Against Aswan SC

Nigerian Player Secures FIFA Ruling in Favor Against Aswan SC

“Nigerian Player Raphael Ayagwa Triumphs in FIFA Dispute Against Aswan SC In a significant victory, Nigerian footballer Raphael Ayagwa has emerged triumphant in the latest ruling by the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) against his former club, Aswan SC of Egypt.

The official ruling, confirmed via an announcement by FIFAPRO, declares that FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber acknowledged Ayagwa’s rightful termination of his contract. This decision comes in light of Aswan SC’s coercive tactics, involving force and intimidation, in pressuring Ayagwa to sign a new contract with the club in 2023.

Furthermore, FIFA’s DRC mandated full compensation for Ayagwa’s unpaid wages, along with an additional six months’ worth of wages as compensation for the bodily harm inflicted upon him. As a consequence of the club’s actions, Aswan SC has been slapped with a two-year transfer ban.

FIFAPRO’s statement commended FIFA’s decision, affirming Ayagwa’s lawful termination of his contract and underscoring the significance of protecting players’ rights in such disputes.”

“By the end of the 2022/23 season of the Egyptian first league, Aswan SC were relegated after which they demanded Ayagwa sign a document in the Arabic language, which the player refused because he did not speak Arabic. He was held against his will by a club official and physically attacked, resulting in injuries to his chest, arm, and knee. His phone and bags were confiscated by club officials.”

“Given the egregious circumstances, the player flew to Nigeria and immediately terminated his contract invoking “just cause” on the basis of article 14 of the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.”

“The FIFA DRC ruled Ayagwa should receive unpaid wages and compensation for the early termination of his contract; it imposed a player transfer ban on Aswan SC for two transfer windows. Also, considering the injuries and trauma caused to him, the FIFA DRC awarded the player moral damages equivalent to six months of wages.”

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