WORLD CUP FOCUS: Nigerian FA pays Gernot Rohr’s three month salary in advance

WORLD CUP FOCUS: Nigerian FA pays Gernot Rohr’s three month salary in advance
Rohr with Eagles skipper Mikel

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Apr 20, 2018. 09:00

The Nigerian Football Federation has paid national team coach Gernot Rohr his salary for the next three months in advance.

Media reports in Nigeria reveal that Rohr has received his money ahead of the 2018 FIFA Word Cup in Russia this June.

According to a segment in a statement released by the NFF after their board meeting, the Super Eagles mentor has received his salary until the end of July, which is the end of the World Cup in Russia.

OwnGoalNigeria reports that the payment was made possible by NFF sponsors Aiteo, who are directly responsible for picking up the bills of the coach.

“Committee heaped encomiums on premium partner AITEO, for paying part of its rights fee as Official Optimum Partner of the NFF for the year 2018, which has enabled the Federation to pay all the coaches in its employ, with coaches of the Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles, now fully paid till the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup”, NFF said in statement.

“Executive Committee directed the Secretariat to work at a fast pace and diligently too, to finalize within the next few days all travel and other logistics, as well as accommodation arrangements in Russia, for the Nigerian Contingent to the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.”




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