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FIFA orders NFF to pay ex-Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr $378k compensation fee

World football governing body FIFA has ordered the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) to pay former Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr a compensation fee of $378,000, Newspremises reports.

In December 2021, Rohr was sacked by the NFF just few weeks before the start of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Cameroon.

The NFF cited the Super Eagles’ poor performance in the qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers as the reason behind their decision.

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The initial agreement between the NFF and Rohr was for the soccer house to pay the German until the end of his contract, which would expire in December 2022.

The 68-year-old later went to FIFA to protest his unlawful termination by the NFF which he termed a contract breach.

FIFA in its ruling added that the NFF would be sanctioned if Rohr is not paid in full within 45 days.

“If full payment (including all applicable interest) is not made within 45 days of notification of this decision, the respondent [the NFF] shall be imposed a restriction on receiving a percentage of development funding, up until the due amounts are paid,” the body said.

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