The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has rejected reports that the football body will be forced to pay $2 million in compensation to Gernot Rohr if he is sacked as Super Eagles manager.
The NFF is expected to announce Gernot Rohr’s dismissal as Super Eagles coach this week.
Both sides have agreed to end his five-year reign as head coach, according to sources, and the relevant documents will be signed soon.
Last week, media reports suggested that the Franco-German coach had been relieved of his duties, but the Nigeria Football Federation disputed the reports while admitting that they are investigating the situation.
The former Gabon coach’s $4500 per month contract, which he signed last year, is still valid for another 12 months.
Following reports that Rohr could be compensated up to N600 million if he is fired, an NFF source has now debunked the reports.
The source told Nigeria Football expert Adepoju Tobi Samuel;
“I saw people quoting $3 million. I have also read the N600 million & N1 billion payoff figures.”
“There is no clause in Rohr’s contract that we will pay heavy compensation if his contract is terminated talkless of having any $2m or $3m compensation clause, this is false.”
“We are professional & respectful, we have worked with Rohr for 5+ years. We are managing the negotiations between all parties. The discussion has been concluded.”