Asike move lauded by international players’ body
The International Federation of Professional Footballers (Fifpro) has congratulated Eugene Asike in the wake of the player’s contractual “triumph” over Sofapaka.
The Kenya international recently won a four month protracted battle against his former employer, when a local independent disciplinary body ordered his contract with the Kenyan Premier League side be terminated owing to a breach in implementing its agreement.
This highly publicized development hasn’t gone unnoticed within the international circles, with FifPro’s Director of Communications Andrew Orsatti expressing his “pride” in the decision.
This message gas since been retweeted by FifPro’s official Twitter handle.
This development came just hours after Nairobi News and the Daily Nation Sport revealed the story following an exclusive interview with the former Sofapaka central defender.
FiFPro’s represents some 65,000 professional football players, made up of 58 national players’ associations. The body is based in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.
Asike’s legal representative Elvis Majani termed the ruling a “landmark”, adding that this will set a precedent in this common occurrence on the local football scene, where clubs consistently fail to pay the player’s salaries and bonuses on time.
The 21 year old central defender is now certain to join another top flight team in time for the second leg of league action, with reports suggesting of interest from Tusker and two other clubs from Sudan and Zambia.