Franco-German Gernot Rohr has expressed satisfaction over FIFA’s verdict, following his battle with the Nigeria Football Federation, after he was sacked last December.
Former Super Eagles coach Rohr’s contract should have expired next December but an underwhelming performance by the national team had the ex-Bordeaux manager shown the exit door with just a month to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The aggrieved coach took the case to FIFA, demanding an additional £1m for breach of contract “without just cause,” despite an agreement to pay his salary until the end of his contract.
Football governing body FIFA on Monday ordered the NFF to pay Rohr $377,879.46 (N157m) after a tribunal decided his claim was “partially accepted insofar as it is admissible.”
The ruling by the FIFA players’ status chamber added that the NFF would be sanctioned if Rohr was not paid in full within 45 days.