Wednesday, February 8, 2023

We’re Owing Rohr Some Monies – Amaju Pinnick Defends Gernot Rohr’s Sacking 26-Days Before AFCON Starts

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The President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has disclosed that Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is still being owed some unpaid salaries.

He also stated that the Federation took the decision to fire the 68-year-old Franco-German coach on Sunday to prevent a “disaster” waiting to happen.
READ ALSO: Why Gernot Rohr Was Sacked As Super Eagles Coach – Amaju Pinnick

“It wasn’t an individual decision; it was a collective decision from the committee,” Pinnick said on Monday when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily breakfast programme earlier today, December 13, 2021.

“We didn’t want a disaster to happen before taking the decision,” he added

When asked whether the NFF owed Rohr some unpaid salaries, the NFF President said, “We are owing to him a couple of monies and they will be cleared off (in) five months.” Amaju Pinnick further said

NFF President, PinnickThe NFF had terminated Rohr’s contract as the Super Eagles coach on Sunday after months of fireworks between the federation and the Franco-German coach who managed the first team for the past 64 months.
READ ALSO: NFF Fires Gernot Rohr As Super Eagles Manager, Appoints Eguavoen As Interim Coach

In his place, the football federation appointed Augustine Eguavoen, currently its Technical Director, as the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles on an interim basis.

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Before his sacking, Rohr had demanded that the NFF pay him his outstanding salaries of two months and an additional four months’ pay before he quit the team. Amaju Pinnick

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