A former head coach of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr has dragged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) before FIFA and is awaiting a ruling on a $1m compensation claim for unfair dismissal, BBC Africa reports.
Rohr, Nigeria’s longest-serving manager after taking charge in August 2016 was sacked in December 2021, a few weeks before the delayed 2021 Nations Cup kicked off in Cameroon.
The NFF had agreed to pay Rohr’s salary until the end of his contract, which expires in December 2022, but he went to football’s world governing body to demand an additional sum for damages.
That claim was contested by the NFF, and a FIFA tribunal looking into Rohr’s claim for damages concluded last week.
However, a verdict is yet to be communicated to either party.
Rohr led the West African nation in 58 matches, winning 31, drawing 13 and losing 14.