Soccer-Cameroon ordered to pay compensation to sacked coach

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations - Third Place Playoff Match - Burkina Faso v Cameroon - Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, Yaounde, Cameroon - February 5, 2022 Cameroon coach Toni Conceicao reacts after finishing in third place REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

(Reuters) - Cameroon have been ordered to pay former coach Toni Conceicao compensation of 1.6 million euros ($1.63 million) after sacking him following their third place finish at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals, FIFA’s Football Tribunal has ruled.

Conceicao took his former employers to world football’s governing body seeking compensation after being removed from his job in March, weeks after the Indomitable Lions finished third at the tournament they hosted.

FIFA ordered the Cameroon Football Federation to pay about 1,350,000 euros to the 60-year-old Portuguese-born coach as compensation for a breach of contract without just cause and additional sums for outstanding salary and bonuses.

($1 = 0.9790 euros)

(Writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Ed Osmond)

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