SCORENigeria can exclusively reveal that Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has not been paid by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the past three months.
A top official told SCORENigeria: “Rohr has not been paid for three months now.
“The NFF say they are broke.”
In August 2016, Rohr signed an initial two-year deal to qualify Nigeria for next year’s World Cup, but his salaries have been shrouded in secrecy with speculations over who is bankrolling them and how much he is paid.
Independent investigations have since revealed he is on about $47,000 a month with NFF president Amaju Pinnick often announcing he is on the verge of securing a sponsor that will take up the heavy financial burden of paying Rohr and a number of national team coaches.
NFF’s indebtedness to the Franco-German coach comes at a time when the federation have received in excess of $700,000 from various sources.
SCORENigeria authoritatively reported Wednesday that the Super Eagles were not paid an appearance fee for last week’s friendly against Senegal in London even though the NFF have the cash to pay them.
These are some of the cash the NFF have received in the last few weeks and we dare the NFF to deny these payments –
- $500,000 from CAF for AFCON TV rights
- $200,000 from FIFA
- 145 million Naira from sponsors Guinness
- 70 million Naira from govt allocation for February