World football governing body FIFA have threatened to expel the Bangladeshi Football Federation from all FIFA competitions if it fails to deduct three points from its affiliate club Mohammedan Sports Club with immediate effect. FIFA Disciplinary Committee had ordered the Bangladeshi Federation to deduct three points from Mohammedan Sports Club because of their (Mohammedan Sports Club) refusal to obey a decision by the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chambers ordering them to pay their former coach Emeka Ezeugo the sum of $20, 000.
As exclusively reported by papilonews.com, former Nigerian international Emeka Ezeugo who also played for and coached the club, dragged his former Bangladeshi employers to FIFA over unpaid salaries owed him from his stint as a coach there.
Represented by Barrister Johnny Precous Ogbah of Activity Chambers, Coach Ezeugo succeeded in his plea and was awarded $20, 000 but the club refused to pay the coach and chose to ignore FFA. Ezeugo’s lawyer took the matter to the Disciplinary Committee who gave the club an extra 30 days to pay up failing which three points would be automatically deducted by the Bangladeshi FA. The deadline passed without Ezeugo receiving any payment and his lawyers approached FIFA for the points deduction and FIFA wrote the Bangladeshi Federation to immediately deduct three points from the club’s firstteam but the BFF did not do so and once again Ezeugo’s lawyer wrote to FIFA to say there has been no evidence of points deduction.
In a letter dated 28th November and addressed to the BFF, FIFA noted the letter by the BFF pleading for more time for her affiliate club to pay the judgment sum but informed them that the deduction was automatic and irreversible and warned them that “in case the Bangladeshi Football Federation should fail to do so, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee will promounce an appropriate sanction against the Bangladeshi Footbal Federation. This can lead to expulson from all FFA competitions,” warned FIFA in the letter from Alexander Jacobs the Deputy Secretary to the Disciplinary Committee.