FIFA Orders 3 Points Deduction From Bangladesh Club For Indebtedness To Coach Emeka Ezeugo

World Football Governing Body FIFA have ordered the Bangladeshi Football Federation to immediately deduct three points from Mohammedan Sports Club’s first team in the domestic league championship for their failure to implement the decision of FIFA Dispute Resolution Chambers reached in 2015.

Ezeugo, the ex- Nigerian international coached Mohammedan Sports Club in 2012 but left after a pay dispute and proceeded to take his claim to FIFA. He was represented by foremost Nigerian sports lawyer Johnny Precious Ogbah of Activity Chambers and FIFA ruled in his favour ordering the club to pay him the sum of $20, 000 at an annual interest of 5% if they fail to pay immediately.

However, since 2015 the club refused to pay as ordered by FIFA and after several deadlines, FIFA has now ordered the Bangladeshi Federation to deduct three points from the club with immediate effect.

In a letter dated 30th October 2017, FIFA reminded the Bangladeshi Federation that as a member of FIFA they must implement the points deduction and send proof of the points deduction immediately to FIFA, warning that if they fail to do so the FIFA Disciplinary Committee will pronounc appropriate sanctions against the Bangladesh Football Federation and this could lead to expulsion from all FIFA competitions.

If the Bangladesh Federation go ahead to implement the points deduction and Mohammedan SPorts Club still do not pay the coach, they will be demoted to the lower division. Due to their refusal to pay promptly since 2015, an additional $2,000 has been added to the debt and now they must pay Coach Ezeugo $22,000 or face demotion.