FIFA fine Al Hilal over Omolade
Omolade’s agent Geoffrey Aghogi informed MTNFootball.com that Al Hilal have been fined 5,000 Swiss Francs (CHF), which is about $5,000, for a year’s delay in the final payment to the defender.
The Sudanese club will also pay an additional 1,000 Swiss Francs as the cost of FIFA’s expenses during the proceedings.
“Hilal, were fined because a certain Mustapha Abubakar, who brokered my player’s transfer has been misleading them since the beginning of this case,” said Aghogi.
“He even suggested to my client that Hilal are broke as a result the balance of his payoff is made in five instalments from February 10 to June 10.
“It was really baffling that Abubakar never protected Omolade against his former team. He only chose to safeguard the interest of his pay master Hilal.”
In 2008, former Enyimba skipper Omolade signed a four-year contract with Al Hilal. He played for six months before he was loaned out for another six months.
On the termination of his contract, the fullback agreed to be paid $100,000 rather than $250,000 as stipulated on his contract.
He was paid an initial $30,000 and his agent Aghogi subsequently filed a complaint with FIFA.
Hilal then paid another $35,000 to the player and FIFA again intervened when the Sudanese club defaulted.
The world football governing body then set an April 20 deadline for Hilal to complete the payment of the $70,000 payoff and failure to comply will lead to the club docked three league points and if after this points deduction they still fail, they will be relegated.