Italian coach Roberto Landi has won a mammoth case against Liberia for his wrongful sacking as manager of the national team, Lone Star, and is demanding US$200,000 for settlement, football Chief Musa Bility has announced.
In a press conference yesterday at the Blue House, he said the former Italian coach won the case recently when he formally complained the LFA to FIFA Disciplinary Committee after his dismissal in 2012.
Bility, in a poignant tone, said the LFA has appealed to Coach Landi, through FIFA about Liberia’s inability to pay US$200,000 and has requested a negotiation, which Landi has consented.
“Coach Landi is expected in the country tomorrow (today) for negotiations and we expect it will be fruitful,” Bility said.
Accordingly, Coach Landi has already received US$10,000 from the LFA to kick-off the negotiation and he might continue managing the Lone Star to complete his term of the remaining 13 months.
In 2011, the LFA replaced Coach Landi after the untimely death of Hungarian Coach Bertlan Bicskei. Coach Landi was sacked after poor results with the national team.