Nigeria’s under fire coach Gernot Rohr has gone for five months without pay, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) boss Amaju Pinnick has confirmed.
Rohr was subjected to heavy criticism after failing to win a single game in 2020, a year in which football was disrupted by Covid-19.
Following the disappointing 4-4 draw against Sierra Leone, who clawed back from 4-0, pundits and fans called on his axing.
However, revelations that the coach only received his salary twice after extending his contract by two years in May will likely put to bed those calls.
Pinnick has since promised to clear Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr’s salary debt ‘soon’.
“It’s a kind of government responsibility to pay the players and the (Nigerian) president is very keen on helping to sort it out.
“I was in Abuja and I found out it’s only a matter of the modalities that are delaying paying the allowances and bonuses, any moment from now it will be sorted out,” Pinnick said.
He revealed that the pandemic had affected their sponsors AITEO, who are responsible for the payment of coaches.
Meanwhile, Rohr who seems unfazed by the situation will look to book a spot for Nigeria in the next Afcon finals.
The Super Eagles, who lead Group L after amassing eight points from four games, play Lesotho and Benin in the final two qualifiers in March.
RELATED STORY: Rohr signs new deal with Nigeria
By FARPost Reporter