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NFF Denies Owing Gernot Rohr Salary, Explains Thomas Dennerby Situation

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has put out a statement denying claims that Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is being owed three months' salary.

On Thursday, several sources on social media reported that the German tactician has not been paid by the NFF for three months, but the Nigerian football body has refuted those claims.

"The NFF wishes to put records straight with regards to a claim in the social media on Friday, 11th October 2019 that the football house is owing Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, three months’ salary.

"As we speak, Mr. Rohr is only being owed salary for the month of September 2019, which is being processed," the statement shared on the official Twitter account of the NFF read.

In the strongly-worded statement, the NFF also used the medium to address the reported resignation of Super Falcons coach who quit his position after the team failed to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

"As for Mr. Thomas Dennerby, we have received his resignation letter and of course, he has his right to resign from a job," the statement continued.

"We want to put it on record that no Head Coach in the history of the Super Falcons has been afforded the level and readiness of support that has been provided Mr. Dennerby by this Board.

"Perhaps, one of the reasons he left was because we did not accede to his request to bring in more expatriate coaches and an indigenous coach who do not have the required license.

"If we had agreed to his request for more expatriate coaches, that would have left our indigenous coaches presently with the team in the lurch."