Breach of Contact: Gernot Rohr, NFF await FIFA rulings on $1 million compensation suit The Informant247

Former Nigeria Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has sued the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for breach of contract.

The Franco-German Tactician, who claimed he is being owned several months of salary is asking that his  ‘severance compensation’ from the Nigeria football be paid giving a clause in his contract.

According to BBC, the world football governing body is expected to make pronouncements on the case this week or next week as both parties have presented their cases before FIFA.

Several reports claim that the tactician could win the case giving the circumstances surrounding his sacking as the Super Eagles Manager.

Apparently, Rohr at the time of his disengagement has met basic conditions of qualifying the Super Eagles for the 2022 AFCON and was also on the verge of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup before he was sacked by the NFF.

The NFF contract with the gaffer, among many other things had stipulated that he qualifies Nigeria for the World Cup which he believes was on course.

Implications

The current contract saga may affect Nigeria’s participation in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers as Nigeria may be stopped from participating by FIFA if Gernot Rohr wins the one million dollars severance case against the NFF.

Background

In a similar case involving the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) and coach Jose Claudinei Georgini who left his job in 2008 as the coach of the Warriors of Zimbabwe.

FIFA’s disciplinary committee in 2015 banned ZIFA from participating in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers “as a result of the non-payment of an outstanding debt” by Zimbabwe to the Brazilian as an outcome of the Disciplinary proceedings opened against the Zimbabwe Football Association on the request of Claudinei, FIFA reported in 2015.

Source: The Informant247 Naija News

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