Ogenyi Onazi Set To Drag Lazio To FIFA Over Unpaid Salary


Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi has confirmed taking his former Serie A club to the world football ruling body over his unpaid wages.

The 23-year-old midfielder who spent five seasons at the Serie A side before his summer move to Turkish Top division club, Trabzonspor, said Lazio has refused to pay him his wages and has vowed to take them to FIFA.

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Ogenyi Onazi has confirmed that he has dragged his former club, SS Lazio to FIFA’s disciplinary committee over his two months unpaid salaries. He told BBC Sport:

“We have no option but to go to Fifa to ask the disciplinary committee to act on Lazio’s refusal to pay me. My agent and lawyer have written to Lazio, but after two months we have heard nothing from the club. We all conclude that the only ideal thing to do is to approach FIFA to enable me get what I worked for.”

Ogenyi Onazi joined Lazio in 2011 from Nigerian side, My People’s FC. He has made 110 appearances for the Italian side, scoring seven goals between 2011 and 2016.


Onazi who has already represented Nigeria 39 times, was part of the team that lifted the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles winger, Osaze Odenwingie has agreed on a short team deal to join League one team, Bolton Wanderers.

35-year-old Osaze, who has been a free agent since being released by West Bromwich Albion last summer, has been in week-long negotiations with the club and the club has reportedly agreed to sign the former West Brom and Stoke city attacker until January 2017.

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The striker, who has appeared in 2 world cups and has scored 38 premier league goals admitted in a recent interview with BBC Sports said that he was willing to drop down to the lower league if it meant him returning to regular football.