It has gone public that the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, is owing Super Eagles manger, Gernot Rohr five-month salary.
In a bigger vein, NFF has not paid Eagles goalkeeper trainer, Alloy Agu’s salaries for almost two years, precisely twenty-two months.
The football body’s President, Amaju Pinnick, in an interview with BBC, cited COVID-19 as reason, saying it impeded the business of its (NFF’s) sponsor, AITEO and so unable to honour its commitment to the coaches.
His word, “With the pandemic and challenges facing oil companies, things have been tough for our sponsors AITEO, who are responsible for the payment of coaches.
“But we’ve moved to pay Alloy (Agu) nine months of his wages from what we have left and coach Gernot too will be sorted. We do not want to owe and that is the mentality in which I came into the NFF.
“There are circumstances beyond our control. It is not a good thing to owe and we do not like the image it creates. We are looking at every means not to owe. The toxic atmosphere has really affected our sponsorship drive but we can’t give excuses.”