FIFA orders Zamalek to pay Ghanaian player US$450,000

The World Football Governing Body, FIFA has ordered Egyptian Premier League side, Zamalek, to pay US$450,000 to a former player of the club, Junior Agogo of Ghana.

Egyptian local media reports reveal that the club had received a letter from FIFA ordering it to pay the remaining unpaid wages of their former player.

The ex-Ghanaian International joined Zamalek from English club Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2008 on a three-year deal when the club was chaired by Mamdouh Abbas.

However, nine months after completing his move, the Ghanaian striker parted ways with the side due to unpaid dues which forced him to file a complaint against Zamalek.

The US$450,000 is Agogo’s remaining wages.

Zamalek president Mortada Mansour claims he paid US$ 250,000 of Agogo’s dues.

This becomes the second order for the club to eke out money as the Egyptian Football Association fined the club 200,000 Egyptian Pounds earlier.

The 2016 CAF Champions League finalists failed to honour their Egyptian Premier League fixture against Misr El-Maqassa and had three points deducted last weekend.