Nigeria Is Owing Super Eagles Coach, Rohr 5 Months Salary, Players Yet To Receive 19 Months Match Bonuses — NFF President

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The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has assured that the NFFF under his control would look to settle outstanding salaries and allowances of the national coaches, players and staffs, Njenje Media News reports.

He added that the wages of the coaches have been slashed, and added that coach Gernot Rohr is being owed five months salary, with goalkeeper coach Alloy Agu awaiting 22-months unpaid wages while the Super Eagles are yet to receive their bonuses and allowances for 19 months.

Pinnick said COVID-19 has negative impact on businesses, including the NFF premium sponsors Aiteo Group, however, he disclosed his administration’s commitment to paying off the debts as soon as possible.

“With the pandemic and challenges facing oil companies, things have been tough for our sponsors Aiteo, who are responsible for the payment of coaches,” Pinnick told BBC Sport.

“But we’ve moved to pay Alloy [Agu] nine months of his wages from what we have left and coach Gernot Rohr too will be sorted. We don’t want to owe and that is the mentality with which I came into the NFF.

“There are circumstances beyond our control. It is not a good thing to owe and we don’t like the image it creates. We are looking at every means not to owe. The toxic atmosphere has really affected our sponsorship drive but we can’t give excuses.”

“We are working religiously and assiduously to resolve this as soon as possible.

“It’s a kind of government responsibility to pay the players and the [Nigerian] president is very keen on helping to sort it.

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“I was in Abuja and I found out it’s only a matter of the modalities delaying paying the allowances and bonuses, any moment from now it will be sorted out.”

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