Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, will receive his first salary as the Head Coach of the Nigeria senior national team on or before September 1st.
According to the twoyear agreement signed by the 63-year-old German last week, the Nigeria Football Federation is expected to credit Rohr’s account with his August salary on or before September 1st.
The salary which is around $47,000 is expected to be paid in foreign currency according to the details of the contract.
Apart from the salary, Rohr is expected to be provided with at least a two bedroom flat in Abuja with a chauffeur-driven SUV. The NFF is also expected to be responsible for the coach’s trips and that of two members of his family or coaching staff anytime he intends to visit Germany, our investigation reveals.
We learnt the NFF, during the negotiations, wanted to cut the salary by $7,000 thus bringing it to $40,000 but Rohr’s lawyer and agent insisted on the $47,000 package a month.
The agent, our correspondent understood, refused to yield ground because of his percentage in the deal.
The NFF has however made it clear to Rohr that he would be responsible for any additional cost outside the stipulated agreement in case he brings in any backroom staff. The NFF is still wrapping up the details of his contract with an oil firm which has agreed to bankroll the payment.
Meanwhile, Rohr is expected to officially resume duty next week in Abuja after the Olympic Games in Rio and begin preparations for the dead rubber Nations Cup qualifying tie against Tanzania which will serve as warm-up for the World Cup qualifier against Zambia on October 2.