Lateness: Betis slam 15% fine on Igiebor
The delayed return of Nigeria star Nosa Igiebor to Real Betis from the AFCON a month later will be probed by the Spanish La Liga club.
The club have already slapped a 15% fine on the Nigeria international midfielder over his late return.
They would have wanted to impose a higher fine of three months’pay, but that is not allowed by the rules governing the Spanish league.
The former Lillestrom of Norway star arrived Friday morning, about a month after the AFCON in South Africa, at Sevilla to rejoin his team after flying from Lagos to Madrid on Wednesday.
A work permit hitch has been blamed for the player’s lat return and according to the Real Betis official website, all parties involved in this matter will be heard to find out why the player stayed away for several weeks.
The former Olympic team star was already left out of his country’s squad for a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Kenya in Calabar on March 23 possibly because of this hassle.
On arrival in Sevilla, Igiebor immediately went directly to the Estadio Benito Villamarin, where he met with top club officials.
He expressed his joy on his return and said he will be available for training.