Rohr owed eight months salaries

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is owed eight months salaries by the Nigeria Football Federation, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

The Franco-German, who helped qualify the Eagles for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, was last paid in February by his employers.

Rohr, who is reportedly paid $45,000 as monthly salary, pays the team’s video analyst, chief scout as well as the fitness and goalkeeper trainers from his wages, it was learnt.

Our correspondent also gathered that Rohr’s delayed salaries would be paid in naira as stipulated in the new two-year contract extension he signed in 2020.

It was also learnt that Rohr’s backroom staffs (the team’s video analyst, chief scout as well as fitness and goalkeeper trainers) were yet to receive their bonuses for the win against Cape Verde – a delay which the Franco-German is unhappy about.

A team official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told PUNCH Sports Extra that they will get their outstanding bonuses after their games against Central African Republic.

“I don’t want to talk about that,” the source said when our correspondent asked if the Eagles backroom staff had received their bonuses.

“We have a game to focus on and we hope that it will be sorted out after the games against Central African Republic.”

Meanwhile, Rohr held his first training session with the Eagles ahead of Thursday’s Qatar 2022 World Cup against Central African Republic at the Teslim Balogun stadium.

The reverse fixture is billed for Douala, Cameroon three days later.

Rohr took over from Sunday Oliseh as Nigeria coach in August 2016, and since then he has led the Eagles to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where the team failed to reach the second round and to win the bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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