The former Teranga Lions coach has been suspended from the football federation for dragging the body to court following his dismissal
Senegal football federation (FSF) on Wednesday announced it was suspending the membership of the national team former coach Amara Traore for violating the statutes of the body.
The FSF said the decision was reached after a deliberation of the executive committee on April 13.
“Mr Amara Traore, football coach, has been suspended with immediate effect from the Senegal football federation under sections 15 and 36 of the FSF statutes, for violation of the statutes and regulations of the body,” a communique published by Senegal press agency, APS, said on Wednesday.
The FSF said Traore ignored the provisions of Articles 66 and 02 of the statutes, which stipulate that grievances must be referred to internal organs of the body for deliberation before going to a law court.
Traore filed two lawsuits against the football federation after his dismissal upon his return from the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations where his team crashed out in the group stage.
He won his first case against the FSF on April 3 at a court in Saint Louis, northern Senegal, which ordered the football body to pay him approximately €56,000 for his two-month salary arrears and vacation grants.
A second hearing on Traore’s “abusive dismissal” has been adjourned till May 8. His lawyers obtained a court order on Monday to freeze the body’s accounts.