Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Fenerbahce Wants TFF to Pay for Rustu's Salary


As a result of GK Rustu Recber's injury suffered November 15 in the national team friendly vs. Italy, Fenerbahce has submitted a request to the Turkish Football Federation asking them to pay Rustu's salary during his recovery. Rustu tore a cruciate ligament during the game and is expected to be out until April.

Fenerbahce Vice-Chairman Sekip Mosturoglu stated that “We asked the TFF to pay for Rustu's wages as stated in his contract for the period he will not be able to play for Fenerbahce. We have a right to do that. As I recall, Galatasaray did the same when Hakan Unsal got injured in a national match.”

Turkish Football Federation Vice-Chairman Kemal Kapulluoglu confirmed Fenerbahce's application, adding that they would discuss it at a board meeting. “The issue is now been reviewed by our legal committee. It is a justifiable demand, and if the board agrees we will pay Rustu's wages until he again plays for Fenerbahce.”

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