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Tunisian Club in Hot Water over Nigerian Player’s Unpaid €150K Wage

Tunisian club facing demotion over a player’s unpaid wages.

Tunisian premier league outfit Athletique Bizertin risks being demoted to the second division if they fail to pay the wages of Nigerian footballer Aboubaker Ibrahim Aliou.

Aliou was a former employee at the now troubled club but is at loggerheads with the outfit after he sued them to FIFA.

The Lausanne-based football governing body found the Tunisian giants at fault, consequently imposing a fine on them.

Bizertin were given ultimatum to pay the Nigeria-born but failed to adhere to FIFA’s ruling leading to their six-point deduction last season.

Ibrahim’s lawyers have come back pursuing their case and FIFA have now told the embattled side to pay up or risk playing in the second division this coming campaign.

 As the matter continue brewing, the Tunisian FA has now taken the initiative to stand as Bizertin’s guarantors and plans to pay on behalf of the club in what is being described as sort of a rescue mission.

It’s unclear whether FIFA would accept the proposal given Athletique are cash-strapped.

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