Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick has confirmed that the monthly take-home pay for Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr is now $55,000.
He noted that it was not $60,000, as had been reported in a section of the media.
Pinnick confirmed that Rohr’s earning was just only moving up to $55,000 as his monthly salary from the original $45,000 when he secured the job. The NFF only recently approved additional $10,000 increment for the manger and which they have passed on to their sponsor accordingly.
Pinnick said: “We do not owe Rohr or any of the national team coaches. We recently renewed the contract of Rohr and his salary along with the review.
“In the new contract is an addition of $10,000 to his monthly salary. His new salary is $55,000 and this we are working out with our sponsor to effect.”
A survey done just before the World Cup showed that Rohr was the 24th highest paid coach from all 32 coaches that handled teams at Russia 2018.
In Africa, Rohr was rated third behind Egypt’s Hector Cuper (£1.30m per annum) and Herve Renard of Morocco (£681,000), but ahead of Tunisia chief coach, Nabil Maaloul, who was quoted with £305,500 per annum. Aliou Cisse of Senegal was the lowest-paid of all 32 coaches to Russia 2018, with a £174,500 yearly pay.