Serie A side S.S. Lazio have been ordered by FIFA to pay the wages of Nigerian player Ogenyi Onazi, or face a sanction.
Onazi played for Lazio between 2011 and 2016, scoring 4 goals in 76 first team appearances. He moved to Trabzonspor in Turkey last summer, but claimed that Lazio hadn’t paid his wages for his last two months at the club.
He had taken the matter to FIFA, who had sent a letter to the club asking them to pay not less than the 29th of November, 2016. The Serie A side had however missed the deadline, claiming they had issues translating the English letter and asked FIFA to send a letter written in Italian.
“Lazio have now been given till December 9 by FIFA to respond to my letter asking for my wages,” Onazi disclosed.
“This was because Lazio said they need to translate the letter forwarded to them in English to Italian.”
“It is unfortunate that the club chose this path,” he added. “I believe in Fifa’s justice system to get my money from Lazio.”
Lazio now have until the 9th of December to respond.