Wed, Sep

Rohr Saga: FIFA Orders NFF To Pay Ex-Eagle Coach $378,000 As Compensation Fee


The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has directed the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to pay former Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr a compensation fee of $378,000. Rohr was sacked by the NFF last December, a few weeks before the start of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Cameroon.

The NFF cited the Super Eagles ' poor performance in the qualifier for the 2022 FIFA World Cup as the reason behind their decision.

The initial agreement between NFF and Rohr was for the soccer house to pay the German until the end of his contract, which will expire in December 2022.

The 68-year-old later went to FIFA to protest his unlawful termination by the NFFwhich he termed a contract breach.

FIFA in its ruling added that the NFF would be sanctioned if Rohr is not paid in full within 45 days.

''If full payment (including all applicable interests) is not made within 45 days of notification of this decision, the respondent (NFF) shall be imposed a restriction on receiving a percentage of development funding, up until the due amount is paid,'' the body said.