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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Lazio FC Given More Time To Respond In Wages Dispute With Onazi

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Lazio has been given more time to respond to FIFA over a wages dispute with their former player and Nigeria international midfielder Ogenyi Onazi.

The 23-year-old left Lazio for Turkish side Trabzonspor in August but alleges the Italians owe him two months' wages.

Lazio had until 29 November to submit their response but now have an extra 10 days to state their case, says FIFA.

Onazi's representatives approached FIFA after Lazio failed to respond to their emails, fax and telephone calls.

Lazio had sought a 20-day extension to 
FIFA 's deadline, claiming they are struggling to translate written letters from Italian to English.

Onazi, who spent five years at Lazio and scored seven goals in 110 appearances, told BBC Sport: "It is unfortunate that the club chose this path.

"I believe in 
FIFA 's justice system to get my money from Lazio."