Nigeria goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, is entitled to €20,548 compensation from world football body FIFA, after copping an injury in the international friendly between Nigeria and Brazil in Singapore on Sunday.
The Deportivo de La Coruña-owned goalkeeper could be out of action for a minimum of six months after suffering a fracture of the meniscus and the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee during Nigeria’s 1-1 draw with Brazil on Sunday.The 20-year-old Uzoho is expected to undergo surgery in Spain in the coming days.
According to FIFA’s protection rule, the football ruling body will be responsible for Uzoho’s wages for the entirety of the time he will be out of action, as part of their compensation scheme to clubs whose players suffered injury during the international break.
The international friendly met the requirements for FIFA’s approval as it was played on a date on the FIFA international match calendar. Also, both teams did not make more than six substitutes each.
Under FIFA’s Club Protection Programme, “Clubs whose players suffer injuries while in action for their country are compensated and the maximum daily compensation has been set at €20,548.”