Rohr demands $1m from NFF over unfair dismissal

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FORMER Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr is reportedly demanding $1 million (about N570m) in damages from the Nigeria Football Federation.

Rohr was sacked in December 2021, about 12 months to the end of his contract, and the German has taken a case of unfair dismissal to world football governing body FIFA, according to BBC Sport Africa.

The NFF and Rohr are awaiting FIFA’s ruling and the Nigeria body has refused to confirm or deny the report.

Rohr, who spent five years as Super Eagles head coach, reportedly wants the large sum as compensation for the manner in which he was sacked.

Although, Rohr and the NFF reached an agreement for his $50,000-a-month salary to be paid until the end of his contract in December 2022, he has still gone to FIFA to press for the humongous amount in damages.

Rohr was fired just weeks to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in January in Cameroon and replaced by Austin Eguavoen on an interim basis.

The NFF is yet to appoint a permanent head coach for the Super Eagles after Eguavoen was disengaged in March following the team’s failure to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

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