NFF in Defence Mode over Allegations of Unpaid Salaries, even by Super Eagles Head Coach

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The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed dissatisfaction with recent criticism received in the media and insists the body will respond.

The NFF has have been criticized often in the media for owing salaries of national team coaches and untimely payment of player’s allowances.

 

However, following the revelation of Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr that he is yet to be paid an outstanding $100,000, the NFF has now released a statement through its technical director Bitrus Bewarang that the body is working hard to settle all outstanding allowances and reiterated that right mechanism are been put in place.

 

“The NFF is very much alive to its responsibilities but will not tolerate disrespect for the body and Nigeria by anyone.

 

“NFF can never be happy owing coaches in its employ which is the reason why the present administration took the unprecedented step of putting in place a sponsor specifically to pay coaches’ salaries.

 

“Last week, we paid all the national team coaches and we are putting in place mechanism to ensure we don’t owe them going forward.

 

“We commend AITEO for its belief in the NFF and for always making funds available to pay the coaches.”

 

Meanwhile the NFF had since queried Rohr for revealing ‘too much’ about his contractual situation with the media, on his contract situation and his outstanding arrears.

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