Amidst reports that the Nigeria Football Federation could part ways with the head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, after both sides reached an agreement to end his five years stint with the Super Eagles, the federation has refuted claims that the former Gabon coach is entitled to $2millíon after his exit from the Eagles job.
The media reported last week that the Franco-German tactician has been relieved from his duty, but the Nigeria Football Federation denied the reports but admitted they are looking at possibilities.
According to some reports in the media, Rohr, who still has 12 months on his $4500 monthly contract which he signed last year, could pocket close to N600million once he’s relieved of his duties as the national team boss.
Meanwhile, a source stated in a chat with Nigeria Football expert and former media officer of the Nigeria U15 national team, Adepoju Tobi Samuel, has said that the figures flying around aren’t true.
“I saw people quoting $3 million. I have also read the N600 million & N1 billion payoff figures.”
“There is no clause in Rohr’s contract that we will pay heavy compensation if his contract is terminated talkless of having any $2m or $3m compensation clause, this is false.”
“We are professional & respectful, we have worked with Rohr for 5+ years. We are managing the negotiations between all parties. The discussion has been concluded.”
“We will sort out all documentation and make an official announcement this week. We have listed several options for the payoff. It will be in installment and the fee is not the outrageous figures in the media.”
“Will the NFF draft a contract & rope themselves into heavy compensation? We had strong negotiations.
“In the new contract that we offered Rohr, he took a pay cut, agreed to reside in Nigeria & earned in Naira. How come people came up with the millions of dollars compensation?”