The Nigeria Football governing body NFF has been ordered by FIFA to pay former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr about $380,000 as compensation for abruptly ending his contract.
Gernot Rohr is Nigeria’s longest-serving manager having taken charge in August 2016, a job he lost in December, four weeks before the delayed 2021 Africa Cup of Nations kicked off in Cameroon.
The NFF had agreed to pay Rohr’s salary until the end of his contract, which expires in December 2022, but the Franco-German approached FIFA to demand an additional sum for breach of contract without just cause.
The 68-year-old demanded a total of £1m, but was granted $377,879.46 after a FIFA tribunal decided his claim was “partially accepted insofar as it is admissible”.
The ruling gave NFF 45 days to pay up or face sanctions.
The NFF has said it will not be appealing the decision as the sum basically reflects whatever is left to pay him as previously agreed until the end of December 2022.