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NFF haven’t paid me a dime since FIFA ruling – Ex-Super Eagles coach, Rohr

Gernot Rohr Mali Eagles

Former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has claimed he is yet to receive his outstanding payments from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) despite FIFA’s ruling.

Rohr was sacked last December, following a series of underwhelming performances by the three-time African champions.

Despite moves by the NFF to pay his salary until the end of his contract, which should have expired in December, the German took the case to world football body FIFA, demanding an additional £1m for breach of contract “without just cause” but FIFA instead approved $377,879.46 (N155m as of December 2021 and N157m at the current official dollar to naira rate).

A ruling by the FIFA players’ status chamber in May ordered the NFF to pay Rohr the money within 45 days, after ending his contract abruptly adding that the country’s football governing body would be sanctioned if Rohr was not paid in full within 45 days.

However, 85 days after the ruling, Rohr reveals he was yet to get payment from the NFF.

Speaking with PUNCH Sports Extra, Rohr said, “Since the FIFA judgment, they (NFF) didn’t pay anything.

“FIFA paid me a part of the sum they owe me and that is normally (from) a part of the development budget they pay to African federations.

“My lawyer reminded them, FIFA and NFF, that interests have to be paid. The dollar amount will grow with time and this is the law.”

Asked whether he would be taking the NFF to the Court of Arbitration for Sports, the gaffer added, “No, because normally FIFA gives a guarantee for payment.”

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