Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has reportedly not been paid in 2017, although a Nigeria Football Federation spokesman has dismissed the claims.
Earlier this year it was said that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was struggling to source funds for Rohr’s salary.
Now, according to the SCORENigeria publication, the Super Eagles head tactician has not been paid for January, February and March.
“Rohr has not been paid for three months now. The NFF say they are broke,” an unnamed source was quoted saying.
According to another report, the NFF are engaging in talks with three private companies in order to try and source funding to pay Rohr’s salary.
NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire however said he was unaware of any issue regarding the head coach’s payment.
“I am not aware if the NFF is owing the Eagles coach,” Olajire told The PUNCH.
“If the coach is owed, I believe he would have come out to say that he is being owed. We should rather focus on the positives of the team rather than distract them with negativities such as this.
“The coach is building a young team of success-hungry players, that should be the focus of every Nigerian and not unsubstantiated rumours like whether the coach is being owed or not.”