Rohr accepts NFF pay cut
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has agreed to the fresh terms included in his new contract prepared by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as the Super Eagles coach. Rohr’s current contract will end in June.
NFF President Amaju Pinnick this month revealed the details of the proposed contract noting that the German would receive his salary in naira and also live mainly in Nigeria.
Few days after receiving the federation’s proposal, Rohr disclosed he has accepted the conditions, and he also agreed to lower his salary in order to achieve his mission in the West African country.
He told ESPN: “I never talk about my contract in public, as you know.
“But I heard like everybody what was said by President Pinnick, that I have to accept to be paid in naira, and I have to be resident in Nigeria. I agree to these two things, and even I agree to have a lower salary.
“I am not doing my job for money. I am doing my job because I like it. Because we have built a team like you know, and money is not the most important. But I also have to look after my assistants.
“I accept because I think that my mission in Nigeria is not finished yet, and I know very well my players. I know very well the officials. We are now just like a family, and I think it is good to continue especially in this period now where it is difficult to change, to travel, to see new people.”
With football activities ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, FIFA has been helping federations and clubs with their financial support, donating $150 million as the first step of a relief plan to help member associations.
Rohr, on his part, confirmed slashing his salary for three months as support for the NFF during this period.