FIFA to pay wages of injured Super Eagles goalkeeper Uzoho
FIFA to pay wages of injured Super Eagles goalkeeper Uzoho
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FIFA to pay wages of injured Super Eagles goalkeeper Uzoho

FIFA will pay the wages of Francis Uzoho during the period he will be on the sidelines.

Uzoho will be out for at least six months after suffering a fractured anterior cruciate ligament in Nigeria's international friendly against Brazil on Sunday.

According to FIFA's Club Protection Programme, since Uzoho will be out for more than 28 days, and his injury incurred on a recognised FIFA window, his wages will be taken care of by the world football governing body.

The Brazil vs Nigeria friendly is recognized by FIFA as it was played on a date on the FIFA international match calendar and both teams did not field more than six substitutes each.

The FIFA clause added that clubs whose players suffer injuries whilst on international duty are compensated and the maximum daily compensation has been set at €20,548.

The compensation payable is based solely on the fixed salary that the club pays directly to the player as his employer and the temporary total disablement (TTD) suffered by the player has to prevent him from representing his club for more than 28 days before a claim can be processed.

The 20-year-old Uzoho is expected to undergo surgery in Spain in the coming days.

Also read: Super Eagles goalkeeper Uzoho out for at least six months

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