The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has part of the outstanding salaries it is owning Gernot Rohr, the Head Coach of the Super Eagles, and other technical crew members of the men’s senior national team.
Amaju Pinnick, President of the NFF, disclosed this in an interview published on Monday.
Pinnick had in an interview with BBC Sport Africa last week admitted that the federation is owing Rohr five months’ salary and Alloy Agu, the goalkeeper trainer, who is demanding over 22-months of unpaid wages.
The NFF boss stated that the federation was making moves to pay technical crew members who were owed.
He has, however, in another interview disclosed that Rohr was paid two months salary out the outstanding five months, while Agu was paid nine months out of the 22 months owed.
“We paid Rohr two months salaries on Friday, we also paid Alloy nine months. Last December, we paid (Joseph) Yobo three months wages,” Pinnick told the Punch.
“Nobody wants to owe. Things weren’t like this before, because our premium sponsors Aiteo paid the bills and on time, but they too are feeling the financial strains of the pandemic.”
On the allowances owed to the players by the federation, Pinnick said the Federal Government would sort it out. He, however, did not provide a timeline as to when the payment will be made.
“As for the players’ allowances, the government takes care of that. The sports minister has been very helpful and supportive in this regard. But there are a lot of very important issues in the country at the moment, I’m talking about health, security and so on. It’s not been easy for government too. So, the players allowances will also be sorted out,” he said.