NFF pays Rohr Dec salary, offers him contract extension

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has paid to date coach Gernot Rohr and the officials have already offered him a two-year contract extension.

The NFF president Amaju Pinnick, said this during the unveiling of the campaign to fly 100 lucky fans to watch the Super Eagles live at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He told the gathering that the federation was keen to keep Rohr to continue “his great developmental work with the senior national team.”

The CAF Executive Committee member also said the NFF was keen to tidy up all grey areas surrounding the new deal offered to Rohr in order to forestall an imminent poaching from Germany and France, who, he claimed, are monitoring the progress of the former Burkina Faso coach with the Super Eagles.

He said, “Coach Rohr has done well with our team and we are pleased with the new direction that he has given to our football and that is why we have paid him his salary up till December. We have also offered him a two year extension to his contract and we hope that after all the legal issues are settled that we would sign the deal very soon.

“We want to sign him quickly so as to prevent the likes of Germany from poaching him from us after the World Cup, when we would have done so well in Russia.”