- Sources claim that NFF is making serious efforts to pay the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr his salary arrears
- According to a source, Rohr has not been paid for three months now by the NFF
- NFF's spokesman Ademola Olajire says he was not aware if Rohr is being owed by the federation.
- Gernot Rohr is reportedly earning the sum of N18.6m ($47, 000) per month
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is making frantic efforts to pay the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr his salary arrears, The Punch reports.
According to the report, the NFF had yet to pay Rohr his January, February and March salaries.
A source said: “Rohr has not been paid for three months now. The NFF say they are broke.”
It was gathered that although Rohr is not happy with the development, the prospect of helping Nigeria qualify for the World Cup in Russia delights the 63-year-old.
However, spokesman for the NFF Ademola Olajire said he was not aware if Rohr is being owed by the federation.
Olajire said: “I am not aware if the NFF is owing the Eagles coach.
“If the coach is owed, I believe he would have come out to say that he is being owed. We should rather focus on the positives of the team rather than distract them with negativities such as this.
“The coach is building a young team of success-hungry players, that should be the focus of every Nigerian and not unsubstantiated rumours like whether the coach is being owed or not.”
NAIJ.com recalls that the NFF was was in dire financial straits earlier this year and was battling to secure a regular source of income for Rohr’s $4,700-a-month salary from the beginning of this year.
It was learnt that the NFF was discussing with three companies to take over the payment of the former Burkina Faso coach’s salary.
The NFF is also said to be worried about how to pay the bonuses and allowances of the players during the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers.