NFF yet to pay me after FIFA order – Former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr laments

Former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has said Nigeria Football Federation is yet to adhere to FIFA directive to pay him $377,879.46 in compensation for ending his contract early.

Rohr, Nigeria’s longest-serving manager, was dismissed from his job last December after his team’s poor performances. He led Nigeria in 58 matches, winning 31 and losing 14.

According to the ruling by the FIFA’s players’ status chamber in May, the world football governing body will impose restrictions if the NFF does not pay Rohr within 45 days.

If full payment (including all applicable interest) is not made within 45 days of notification of this decision, the respondent (the NFF) shall be imposed a restriction on receiving a percentage of development funding, up until the due amounts are paid,” FIFA stated.

The NFF had agreed to pay Rohr’s salary until the end of his contract, which expires in December 2022, but the Franco-German went to FIFA to demand an additional sum for “breach of contract without just cause.”

He demanded a total of £1m, but was granted $377,879.46 after a FIFA tribunal decided his claim was “partially accepted insofar as it is admissible.”

Speaking with PUNCH Sports Extra, the 68-year-old said, “The 45-day ultimatum (by FIFA) is over and I’m yet to be paid my compensation. No appeal.”

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