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FIFA’s Wrath Looms Over Tunisia’s Club Africain For Failure to Clear Striker’s wages

As chaos continues to trail Club Africain, the Tunisian capital-based club is on the cusp of incurring FIFA’s wrath over the failure to pay former Chadian striker Ezechiel Ndouassel.

Ndouassel lodged a complaint to the world football governing body through his attorney, requesting to be settled his outstanding wages of $30,000.

The Luzern-based organization accepted the striker’s version of events and in its verdict, gave the Tunisian outfit until October 31st, 2017, as the deadline for the payment.

A week later and CA is still yet to comply. The payment deadline was extended for another 24-hour but even with this, the North Africans are not expected to comply soon enough on account that the side is cash-strapped, according to a Ducorsports senior source in Tunisia.

Delaying payment could result in a three-point deduction from FIFA which would only add salt to injury considering CA occupies the only relegation play-off spot in the league standings.

In a separate but related development, another Tunisian club is faced with players’ strike over unpaid wages. Players of Tunisian top tier side Stade Gabesien, numbering up to thirty, are resorting to a strike in a last-ditch attempt to force the club board to attend to their plight.

The protest, in the form of refusal to train, began this week on Tuesday. Club president Saber Jemal met the players but no agreement was reached yet.

The stars are owed months of earnings and are insisting they will only resume training if concrete promises are made.

Stade Gabesien is the second Tunisian club to wage a protest over salaries and bonuses after Club Africain whose off-the-pitch troubles seem to be deepening at the passing of each day.



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