The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, will pay former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr $378,000 for terminating his contract before its expiration
Rohr was fired in December, four weeks before the start of the postponed Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, and was replaced by Austin Eguavoen.
Despite the fact that the NFF agreed to pay the Franco-German tactician’s salary till the conclusion of his contract, Rohr took the NFF to FIFA to collect an extra fee for breach of contract without reasonable cause.
Rohr’s request of £1m was reduced to $377,879.46 after a FIFA tribunal decided his claim was “partially accepted insofar as it is admissible”.
The BBC reports that the ruling by the FIFA players’ status chamber gave the NFF 45 days to pay up or face further sanctions.
“If full payment (including all applicable interest) is not made within 45 days of notification of this decision, the respondent [the NFF] shall be imposed a restriction on receiving a percentage of development funding, up until the due amounts are paid,” the decision read
According to reports, NFF will not appeal the ruling.