Baku. 20 September. REPORT.AZ/ Former player of "Neftchi" FC Emile Mpenza will sue coach Paul Sturrock, under whose leadership he played.
Report, the reason is 60-year-old specialist mentioned former striker in his autobiography.
Sturrock noted that in 2008-2009 season, when he worked as head coach of British " Plymouth Argyle " FC , , Belgian striker tried to avoid trainings under various pretexts. One of them was more original. Emile told me that he had taken Viagra last night, and therefore feels unwell. He left and never came back to the gym. The incident turned into an anecdote and the whole city talked about it. But honestly, it's true ", - says the coach in his book.
In turn, the lawyer of Emile Mpenza Laurent Denis has denied the words of the Scottish expert and claimed that suffered the shock of these statements of the former football player: " This false information aimed at the creation of bad reputation about Emile and his isolation, as Viagra is also considered a prohibited doping".
Notably, for 9 games in Plymouth Argyle Emile Mpenza scored two goals. He transferred to the "Neftchi" from Swiss club "Sion". He played in Azerbaijani club during 2010-2012".
Citing as reasons of unauthorized leave of Emile Mpenza from football team camp the leadership of "Neftchi" unilaterally terminated the contract and filed a lawsuit against FIFA.
By instituting the opposite claim Mpenza has demanded compensation from "Neftchi".
After a 3-year trials, 21 January 2015 FIFA ruled in favor of a football player. Debt to Belgian striker, together with interest and court debt amounted to 1.1 mln USD. The amount was divided by parties into 5 parts and an agreement for the transfer of funds to the appropriate account was reached before the end of the year.