NFF to face Potential Sanction by FIFA Over Contract Breach

Osaretin Balogban

The Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, has been directed by FIFA to pay ex-Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr a compensation fee of $378,000 over a contract breach.

The Federation of International Football Association, FIFA, has demanded that Rohr be paid a compensation fee after the former Nigeria National team coach protested to the football governing body about a breach in his contract by the NFF.

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The German coach was sacked by the NFF a few weeks before the 2021 African Cup of Nations hosted by Cameroon.

The coach was sacked by the NFF over the poor performance of the Super Eagles during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers but the contract agreement between both parties states that the coach was to be paid until December 2022.

The 68-year-old complained to FIFA over the unlawful termination of his contract by NFF, this prompted FIFA to threaten NFF with a potential sanction if the German is not paid within 45 days.

“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.

Source: Daily Post

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