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“This should now be handled by my lawyer” – Rohr blows hot after Super Eagles sacking

Rohr was shown the door from the Super Eagles on December 12, 2021 after five years and four months at the helm, with the NFF’s decision to let go of the German tactician coming just weeks before AFCON 2022

Erstwhile Super Eagles boss, Gernot Rohr, has stated in the wake of his sacking from the Nigeria men’s football national team job that his lawyer would handle issues surrounding unpaid salaries and payment until when his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation was meant to expire.

Rohr was shown the door from the Super Eagles on December 12, 2021 after five years and four months at the helm, with the NFF’s decision to let go of the German tactician coming just weeks before the commencement of the Africa Cup of Nations in January 2022 in Cameroon.

And according to the 68-year-old former German international, it was not necessary to do relieve him from the Super Eagles role so close to AFCON. A provisional 40-man squad had already been drawn up almost a fortnight before the sacking.

In an interview with Colin Udoh, Rohr had the following to say regarding unpaid salary and his contract with the NFF:

“My contract is running until the end of next year, and the contract has been broken. And now I’m waiting not only for the [unpaid] salaries but also for the salaries until the end of the contract.”

The German added, “This should now be handled by my lawyer. He will do everything for me. I’m outside now of these questions. The legal situation must be cleared.”

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