FIFA Instructs Nigeria to Pay Ex-Coach 160M
The world football governing agency; FIFA has ordered the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay Gernot Rohr, former Super Eagles head coach, nearly $400,000 (approximately 160 million naira) as compensation for sacking him before the end of his contract.
According to BBC, the directive was issued by the FIFA tribunal saddled with the case.
The federation sacked Rohr in 2021 and had agreed to pay the gaffer’s salary until the end of his contract, which expires in December 2022.
The Franco-German, however, escalated the case to the football’s world governing body, while also demanding $1 million in damages for breach of contract without just cause.
According to the ruling, the FiFA players’ status chamber decided his claim was “partially accepted insofar as it is admissible” and ordered the NFF to pay $377,879.46 to the gaffer.
It also added that the compensation must be paid within the next 45 days, or FIFA will sanction Nigeria.
“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,” it read.
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