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NFF begs ex-Super Eagles coach, Rohr over oustanding debt

Gernot Rohr

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has pleaded with the immediate past Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, over his outstanding debt.

Rohr was dismissed four weeks before the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon kicked off.

The German then approached the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) to seek compensation for his unfair dismissal.

A FIFA tribunal ordered the NFF to pay the former Gabon and Niger Republic gaffer about $380,000 in May, adding that the NFF would be sanctioned if Rohr was not paid in full within 45 days.

The NFF has however failed to adhere to the directive prompting the former Gabon coach to challenge the soccer house publicly.

“We agreed to this mode of payment (Fifa development fund) with Fifa to enable us clear the debt,” an official of the NFF who preferred to remain anonymous, told BBC Sport Africa.

“The NFF received a letter through his lawyer that he wants to be paid the outstanding and additional interest, which is understandable.

“Rohr refused to tell the media that he was paid over $250,000 and that the outstanding is actually $127,800, but this is normal. We are very optimistic that he will be paid soon and this case will be closed.”

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