FIFA orders Rwanda to pay US $180 000 to ex-coach McKinstry

FIFA orders Rwanda to pay US $180 000 to ex-coach McKinstry
Johnny McKinstry, coach of Rwanda

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday May 07, 2018. 16:00

FIFA have ordered the Rwandan Football Federation to pay outstanding salaries to former coach Johnny McKinstry.

McKinstry parted ways with the Amavubi in 2016 and is yet to receive his money prompting the world football governing body to intervene ordering FERWAFA to pay him.

The coach is owed US $180 000 following his unlawful dismissal and the FA has confirmed receiving a letter from FIFA.

Soka25East reports that Rwandese football president Brig. Gen Jean-Damascène Sekamana has confirmed receiving the letter from the Switzerland-based entity.

McKinstry was sacked on August 2016 after a string of poor results and failing to guide the team to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations which was hosted in Gabon.

“It looks like we have lost the case but we need to appeal the decision (to a FIFA appeals organ),” Sekamana said Friday.

However under his guidance, the Amavubi home-based professionals made it to the quarter-finals of African Championship in 2016 on home soil.

Should the federation fail to pay the staggering amount, then Rwanda will be banned from all FIFA-sanctioned activities as per the football governing body rules.

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