Accra Hearts of Oak have confirmed in a statement that they’ll pay former coach, Slavko Matic $14,002 over unpaid salaries and contractual breaches following a directive from the world football governing body, FIFA.
Slavko Matic who replaced Samuel Boadu in October last year dragged the club to FIFA, alleging unfair treatment that led to his bizarre departure in March this year.
FIFA after sitting on the matter has directed Hearts of Oak to pay Slavko Matic $14,002 as amounts outstanding for salaries, reimbursable and 2 months breach of contract, while throwing out other claims by the coach.
The full statement from Hearts of Oak read:
Accra Hearts of Oak has received a ruling from FIFA regarding a case brought against it by its former Coach, Slavko Matic.
The ruling directed that the Club pay USD 14,002 as amounts outstanding for remuneration (prorated), reimbursable and 2 months breach of contract (after the supporters forcibly prevented him from training).
All other claims by Matic were rejected by FIFA.
We wish to state that, the position of FIFA agrees with the Club’s own position and thus the club had already proceeded to pay Mr Matic weeks ago the amount (less loans he took which he did not mention to FIFA).
We have referred the matter to our Lawyers and will update the public on any further developments.
Slavko Matic was forced to distance himself from the team after being expelled from training by a group of angry fans after a 1-0 defeat to bitterest rivals Great Olympics.
The Serbian coach led the rainbow club in 18 games in all competitions, winning 8, drawing 5 and losing 5.