NFF Explains True Position With Rohr, Real Reason Dennerby Resigned
NFF President Amaju Pinnick in a handshake with Gernot Rohr/thenff.com

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have dismissed reports of them owing Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr three-month salary.

The federation, on their official Twitter handle, admitted that they were owing the Franco-German tactician only September salary and said that they were working on settling the payment.

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“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.”

It had been reported in some quarters that NFF is owing the Franco-German tactician a 3-month salary following

Sports journalist Osasu Obayiuwana had revealed on his Twitter handle that the coach was being owed up to three months.

NFF also explained how and why former Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby resigned and left angrily for his country.

“As for Mr. Thomas Dennerby, we have received his resignation letter and of course, he has his right to resign from a job,” the football body tweeted.

“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.”

Dennerby left Nigeria for Sweden after he guided the Falcons to beat Algeria women national team (3-0 aggregate) in the 2020 Olympic Games qualifier.

Following his departure, the NFF appointed Christopher Danjuma as interim coach and Danjuma in turn stripped Desire Oparanozie of the team’s captaincy and announced Asisat Oshoala as the new skipper, a decision which caused division in the team.

The Falcons would later meet the women national team of Cote d’Ivoire who stopped them from qualifying for the 2020 Olympics on away goal rule after playing a 1-1 draw on aggregate.