Former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has dragged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), headed by Amaju Pinnick, the court of the world governing football body, FIFA, over the termination of his contract.
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According to reports by BBC Africa, coach Rohr is seeking $1m in compensation from the NFF, as he claims that his dismissal, barely weeks before the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, as the Super Eagles coach in 2021 was unfair and unruly.
As we await the verdict for both NFF and coach Rohr, it is worth mentioning that the NFF after they terminated their contract with the German coach, agreed to pay Rohr’s salary until the end of his contract, which expires in December 2022, but he has now gone to football’s world governing body to demand an additional sum for damages.
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That claim was contested by the NFF, and a FIFA tribunal looking into Rohr’s claim for damages concluded last week, after several reports that the German coach had lawyered up against NFF.
Having being the longest-serving Super Eagles coach as he was appointed in August 2016, Rohr argued that he had plans to take the super Eagles to world cup which now they have failed to qualify.