SCORENigeria can exclusively reveal that despite a much-hyped 2.5 billion Naira sponsorship deal to pay Nigeria national team coaches by oil company Aiteo, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has not been paid for the past three months.
This shocking revelation is coming just a month to the country’s defining World Cup qualifiers against African champions the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
“Rohr has again not been paid for the last three months,” a top official told SCORENigeria
“This is rather baffling even after the sponsorship the NFF secured, which was supposed to guarantee the salaries of the national team coaches.”
NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire simply told SCORENigeria: “I am not aware (the coach has not been paid).”
Franco-German coach Rohr signed a contract in July 2016 which pays him 50,000 Euros a month.
He has previously been owed salaries before in April, the NFF announced a five-year sponsorship deal put at 500 million Naira a year to cover the salaries of the coaches of the Super Eagles as well as those of the other national team.
The sponsors were to pay Financial Derivatives headed by respected economist Bismark Rewane, who will in turn credit the bank accounts of Rohr and the other national team coaches.
SCORENigeria further learnt that Rohr has been left frustrated after his plan to spy on Cameroon at the recent FIFA Confederations Cup went up in smoke because his employers could not get him a flight ticket to Russia.
The sponsors for the national team coaches also double as sponsors for the country’s cup competition, but we have further gathered that the recent preliminary rounds of the competition were almost aborted because organizational fees, which covered referees indemnities and appearance fees promised the rookie clubs for the preliminary rounds, are yet to be paid.
With additional report by Chris Oguguo