The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will next week know their fate after they were dragged to world football governing body FIFA by former coach Gernot Rohr.
Rohr was sacked with one year left on his deal despite meeting all of the clauses in his contract, one of which is to qualify Nigeria for the World Cup and they were through to the playoff when he was sacked.
They ended up losing the World Cup ticket to Ghana after a disastrous Africa Cup of Nations campaign where they crashed out in the round of 16 losing 0-1 to Tunisia. Their worst performance in 40 years.
Sacked with only three weeks to the start of the Africa Cup of Nations, the German coach is challenging his sack and also demanding a compensation package from the NFF.
This much was made known by Veteran Nigerian journalist, Osasu Obayiuwana who is very close to the coach. He made this known on Twitter and said Rohr told him a verdict will be known next week.
“Breaking: Former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr tells me he is expecting a verdict fro FIFA next week, concerning his complaint (and demand for compensation) against ‘unfair dismissal’ by NFF, which sacked him last December, with just weeks to the #AFCON2021. Osasuo tweeted.
Rohr: “I don’t want to speak about anything concerning my relationship with NFF for now. I am expecting to get the result of my case against them next week, from FIFA ,” The erstwhile coach said from his home in France.
Source : Owngoal