The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been ordered by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) to pay $378,000 in compensation to former Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr.
A few weeks before the start of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, which Cameroon will host, Rohr was fired by the NFF in December.
The NFF highlighted the Super Eagles’ dismal showing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying as justification for their choice.
The NFF and Rohr initially agreed that the soccer organization would pay the German until his contract’s expiration in December 2022.
The 68-year-old later complained to FIFA about the NFF’s wrongful dismissal of him, which he viewed as a breach of contract.
In its decision, FIFA also stated that the NFF will face sanctions if Rohr’s payment is not made 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 restricted receiving a percentage of development funding, up until the due amounts are paid,” the body said