FIFA has directed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr a compensation fee of $378,000 (about N157million) following the termination of his contract, reports Megasportsarena.com.
The Nigeria football body gave Rohr the boot just four weeks to the Africa Cup of Nations, December 2021, citing poor performances by the Super Eagles in the AFCON qualifiers.
Rohr thereafter reported ‘a breach of contract’ to FIFA and pleaded that the NFF should be mandated to pay him his salary as stipulated in his contract that would have expired in December 2022.
FIFA has now ruled that the NFF should pay Rohr in full within 45 days to avoid being sanctioned.
“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,” the body said.