Former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, says the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is yet to pay his $377,879.46 in compensation for a breach of contract.
The world football governing body, FIFA, in May ordered the NFF to pay Rohr all his outstanding payments, but the Nigeria Football Federation is yet to comply with FIFA’s directive.
“The 45-day ultimatum (by FIFA) is over and I’m yet to be paid my compensation. No appeal,” Rohr laments.
According to the ruling by the FIFA’s players’ status chamber in May, the world football governing body will impose restrictions if the NFF did 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 restricted from receiving a percentage of development funding, up until the due amounts are paid,” FIFA stated.
Rohr, Nigeria’s longest-serving manager where he lead the Super Eagles with 58 matches, winning 31, losing 14, with 13 draws, was sacked in December 2021 following Super Eagles’ poor performances. Rohr also won bronze at the 2019 AFCON.
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.”
Rohr demanded a total of £1m for his compensation, but was granted $377,879.46 after a FIFA tribunal decided his claim was “partially accepted insofar as it is admissible.”