Contract: FIFA Orders NFF To Pay Rohr N156m In Compensation

Contract FIFA Orders NFF To Pay Rohr Over N156m Compensation
Gernot Rohr
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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been ordered to pay former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr $378,000 for sacking him before the end of his contract.

Africa Daily News, New York recalls that Rohr was sacked in December just four weeks to the commencement of the delayed Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and was replaced by Austin Eguavoen.

Although the NFF had agreed to pay the Franco-German tactician’s salary until the end of his contract, Rohr dragged the NFF to football’s world governing body FIFA to demand an additional sum for breach of contract without justifications.

Rohr’s request of £1m was reduced to $377,879.46 after a FIFA tribunal decided his claim was ‘partially accepted insofar as it is admissible’

Read Also: NFF Fires Rohr, Appoints Eguavoen Interim Super Eagles’ Coach

The BBC reports that the ruling by the FIFA players’ status chamber gave the NFF 45 days to pay up or face further sanctions.

‘If full payment (including all applicable interest) is not made within 45 days of notification of this decision, the respondent [the NFF] shall be imposed a restriction on receiving a percentage of development funding, up until the due amounts are paid,’ the decision read.

According to reports, NFF will not appeal the ruling.

In a related development, FIFA, had last week announced that it had imposed a 150,000 Swiss Franc fine on Nigeria following the unruly behaviour of her fans at the end of the second leg Qatar 2022 World Cup play-off between the Super Eagles and Black Stars of Ghana which was held at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, on March 29.

Africa Daily News, New York reports that the fine is about $154,128.75 or ₦63,992,404 in Nigerian Naira.

Recall that there was a reported breakdown of law and order after the encounter as the Black Stars edged Nigeria out of the Qatar 2022 race on the away goals rule.

The match ended 1-1 but the two had earlier played out a barren draw in the first leg in Ghana.

Africa Daily News, New York

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