Rohr Says ‘NFF Does Not Pay Me in Advance’


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Super Eagles’ manager, Gernot Rohr, has dismissed reports on his advance salary payment by the Nigeria Football Federation.
The German coach denied the claim during a SuperSport magazine programme, Monday Night Football, on Monday.
According to Rohr: “I was surprised seeing the news on the pages of newspapers.
“I called the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, but he couldn’t confirm it.
“My salaries had never been paid upfront.
“I think I must make this clear.
“I only signed contract extension and it’s not true that I have been paid till December.
“Aside from the monetary aspect of the game, I have a good relationship with my employers.
“Amaju Pinnick and the first vice president, Seyi Akinwunmi, have  been doing a great job to assist the national team.
“I still believe in the NFF and their support.
“With their support, we can go far.
“Sincerely speaking, they do include the players bonuses in their expense and we have not been having issues on that.
“They do make sure all foreign based players are well taken care off whenever they show up to represent the country.
“I have been happy with them towards this and I still believe there is room for improvement as we get closer to each other.
“For now, money is not important to me.
“We are the youngest team in Africa and I will be very proud if we can keep maintaining our fantastic form.”
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