The Teranga Lions fired coach won his case against the football federation of Tuesday and will pocket €56,000 ahead of a second hearing next week
Former Senegal coach Amara Traore, who was dismissed following the Teranga Lions’ failure to progress from the group stage at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), has won his court case against the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF).
A court in Saint Louis, northern Senegal, on Tuesday ruled in favour of the 49-year-old trainer and ordered the football body to pay him approximately €56,000 for his two-month salary arrears and vacation grants.
The court rejected the exceptions of nullity raised by the defence lawyer Ndiaga Dabo, who earlier asked the judge to declare himself incompetent of handling the case during an initial hearing on March 27.
The court will on April 10 render a verdict on Amara’s second complaint relating to abusive dismissal. Dabo said he was shocked with the court’s ruling and vowed to file an appeal. Traore’s contract was extended for two years a month prior to the 2012 showpiece.