13 February 2014 | Source: The Moroccan Times
Former Moroccan national team player Ouaddou, who won 57 caps for Morocco, finally won his case against Qatari club Lekhwiya.
Ouadou Went to the DRC (Disputer Resolution Chamber) court, belonging to FiFA, after Lekhwiya failed to pay him for six months and then blocked his exit visa.
The FIFA court, at the image of the DRC, ruled in his favor and ordered the club to pay everything he claimed.
After the decision, Ouaddou was caught saying to FIFPRO “I am very satisfied with the decision of the DRC.”
“It shows Qatari people don’t have to think they can get away with everything, that they don’t have to respect the rules, that money can buy them everything.”
“For me it is not about the money,” he said. “It is a matter of principle. I was fighting for my rights. That is why I am so happy with this victory.”
FIFPRO welcomed the DRC decision. Its head Brendan Schwab said: “This practice must stop. Freedom of movement cannot be abused, not even in Qatar.”
13 February 2014 | The Moroccan Times
The Moroccan Times, 13 February 2014