NFF explains Rohr salary issue, Dennerby’s resignation

Pius Ayinor

The Nigeria Football Federation has given details of it;s version on the matters concerning Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr and Thomas Dennerby who just resigned as the Super Falcons coach.

News broke out Friday morning detailing that the Eagles coach was owed a backlog of three months’ salary while there has been different versions to the reason Dennerby refused to return to his job after the vacation in Sweden.

NFF insists Rohr is owed only for the month of September and of which they said was being processed, and dismissed the suggestion that personal fights with the Swede as the reason he stepped down from his job. The NFF swore Dennerby wanted more European coaches attached to his team.

The NFF wrote through its verified official Twitter handle, “The NFF wishes to put records straight with regards to a claim in the social media on Friday, 11th October 2019 that the football house owes Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, three months’ salary.

“As we speak, Mr. Rohr is only being owed salary for the month of September 2019, which is being processed.

“As for Mr. Thomas Dennerby, we have received his resignation letter and of course, he has his right to resign from a job. If we had agreed to his request for more expatriate coaches, that would have left our indigenous coaches presently with the team in the lurch.

“Perhaps, one of the reasons he left was because we did not accede to his request to bring in more expatriate coaches and an indigenous coach who do not have the required license.

“We want to put it on record that no Head Coach in the history of the Super Falcons has been afforded the level and readiness of support that has been provided Mr. Dennerby by this Board.”