IT may be hard for Pahang FA (PFA) to beat Fifa, but they will try to do it. PFA has decided to take things into ‘extra time’ by dragging Fifa and Mohamadou Sumareh to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
The order of Fifa to Pahang Fc pay their former player, Sumareh US$1.2million (RM4.9million) in salary compensation was ignored and brought to court. Suffian, the Sri Pahang FC chief executive officer, also reminded that the matter is between the PFA and Sumareh, not Sri Pahang FC.
The Gambian-born, who is a naturalised national player, left Pahang in August last year after claiming the club had failed to pay his salary in accordance with his contract. Sumareh’s contract with PFA, it is alleged, stipulated a US$5,000 (RM20,362) increment per annum after his second year with the Elephants.
However, Sumareh claimed that his salary had remained stagnant after joining them in 2017.