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2022 WCQ: My Focus On CAR Game, Not Unpaid Salaries -Rohr

2022 WCQ: My Focus On CAR Game, Not Unpaid Salaries -Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed that he’s more focused on overcoming the Central Africa Republic (CAR) in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers than battling over unpaid salaries.

The German tactician made this known ahead of today’s match against the Wild Beast despite reports that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are allegedly owing him eight months salaries.

Rohr who qualified the Eagles for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations is said to be responsible for paying the team’s video analyst, chief scout as well as fitness and goalkeeper trainers from his wages.

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However, Rohr appears not weigh down with the latest development as his focus is on getting the six points against CAR.

“I will answer with a big silence because one day before the match, I don’t want to think about these things.

“I want to focus on my team, on the game, on our strategy and the dry training session and let’s speak about it soon after.”

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  • Chibuike 1 week ago

    No body go talk now but if na team selection, them go say the coach no sabi anything

    • Don’t mind them bro, imagine paying 5 people including himself out of 50k dollars? And some people still have the gut to abuse this extra dedicated man? Honestly some people no go make heaven walahi

      • Footballfanatic 1 week ago

        Honestly Nigerians are wicked. This man probably ends up with like $25k after paying these 5 people. NFF will have a horrid time finding someone like this. He could have quit and sue the shit out of NFF. Their plan is obvious tho. If Rohr leaves na to slide Yobo in.

        • Dr. Drey 1 week ago

          That is even if it will still sum up to $25k by the time he goes to exchange it on the streets since the Sports ministry has WICKEDLY ordered the CBN not to change the naira value to dollar for him at official rates.

          Yet some day dreamers want Herve Renhard or others who earn upwards of $300-500k per month…..LMAOooo.

          Its not a curse, we cant get a coach of higher grade than Rohr (whether foreign or local) when the man leaves. And my gut feeling in the normal tradition of NFF and Nigeria is that his replacement will be worse. In Nigeria things hardly go from good to better.

          These European coaches know themselves, they communicate with one another. No coach would want to go to a place where his net pay will end up being as low as $25k and yet be owed for half the entire year.

          • Footballfanatic 1 week ago

            It just unfathomable to realize that the NFF is continously cash strapped to the extent of owing players and the coach. These people need to be Audited. Even the 20 million naira that man gave, only God knows how they spent it lol. I’m surprised that Rohr pays his assistants from his own paycheck. No coach of the super eagles has been this dedicated. Even Westerhof had direct communication with the sports minister.

          • Chima E Samuels 1 week ago

            Okay you’re right this time around.

  • Abdul handsy 1 week ago

    Rohr go go before we go truly know em value. Very matured man with the right approach to every pressing issues…

    That sport minister wey go talk say rohr dey talk too much that time hope say em dey see wetin dey sup with d man salaries’ outstanding now but em no fit talk abi?

    I dey happy say come today or tomorrow God Almighty go judge us all according to our deeds…

    Sunday Dare tell us that time say national stadium(surulere) will be ready before August now we dey October and we never hear anything about that, that one no be too much talk wey no dey full basket abi?

    In fact, we no even know if work still dey go on in that stadium… Dare na you dey talk too much no be Rohr. You fit dey calm like Rohr if na you dem dey owe 8solid months salaries?

    D whole world for don hear you talk. Nonsense Dare!

    • Dr. Drey 1 week ago

      Hehehehe…we have told his to SHUT UP and sit his damn ass in his office and face his work…and the obedient boy seems to have listened. We see and hear less of him these days. Tokyo debacle don humble am (and in mouthpiece)…..LMAOoooo

  • Ako AMADI 1 week ago

    The NFF and Ministry of Sports are giving Nigeria a bad name, suggesting we’re a gangster nation that nobody should trust and do business with.

  • Dr. Drey 1 week ago

    Ndi Rohr is getting better treatment than our local coaches….Ndi Rohr has never been owed a dime even for a day….conclave of born-liars, make una come out of una coven come see something o. LMAOOOooo.

    Rohr is probably the worse treated coach Nigeria has ever had after Amodu.

    But I am glad he is beating them to their game…..LMAOOoo….If they like they should owe him for 2 years…..na lump sum (with interest) them go cough all the money out within 2 weeks when the matter reach FIFA parlour….LMAOOooo. They should keep saving his money for him ehn….LMAOoooo

  • But how do people become monsters and unfeeling mannequins when they go into politics and public offices in Nigeria? Anyway I believe Rohr is calm cos he knows come rain or sunshine, las las he’ll collect all his outstanding with FIFA as the non-nonsense ref reading and watching with eagle eyes.

    I guess the less said of Pinnick, the better. That one is obsessed with more loots at FIFA level. But with that mindset, he too will soon go into oblivion like his corrupt FIFA board predecessor, Dr. Anos Adamu.

    • KangA 1 week ago

      It is pretty obvious that Rohr is dipping his hands into his own pocket to support the numerous staff he is paying from this meagre salary. Rohr is not only a divine gift, but I suspect he has a personal mission. It is when he leaves that NFF will wake up from their slumber and realise their mistake in maltreating a helper. Time will tell.

  • Mr Hush 1 week ago

    In the simplest of words;

    Rohr is a selfless man.

    When the time comes and he does the necessary, holding his debtors (by extension this great nation) by the neck and abandoning his duties in the most dire hour; we don’t label him evil!

    Pinnick and his cronies; we know you got no shame but pay the man his dues.

  • Dr. Drey 1 week ago

    Please what happened to our home-based team that went to DR Congo o….CSN and co why the silence about it all. Dem go abi dem nor go again…? Or was the shame that much that their performance was ‘unreportable’….????

    Abi all of them don elope for Aeroport de Kinshasa…??? LMAOOOoo

  • GLORY 1 week ago

    A foreigner selflessly/dedicatedly serving a country far more than the country’s nationals is just so shameful and unexplainable. Some will come with the excuse/fabricated stories, that he is doing business with players invitation but yet these ungrateful lots, always fail to mention players available/better than the ones invited. It’s pretty obvious Rohr just love this team/players hence his unrivalled selfless/dedicated service. I can only pray God to continue to bless and protect him and his good work.

  • Greetings guys, i just want to say i totally supported what you guys are saying you see since amaju pinnick took over nff it has not be well with Nigeria football our football has be stagnant not progressing look at super falcons playing confused football pinnick has turned Nigerian football to political affair our under age teams are struggling instead of him making plans to take our football to the next level his busy playing politics with our football

  • This Onigbese NFF should have a little shame, if Rohr lives, which foreign coach that knows his onions will take this rubbish? Then all the haters of Rohr will cover their faces in shame.

  • This business of owing coaches salaries is a scourge of Nigerian football which has to stop.

    Some of us so-called fans/pundits /observers have made a career out of criticising Gernot Rohr’s coaching knowhow at every turn. It – in all honesty – appears to smack of wickedness to arraign this man even if the Super Eagles falter as no one should be expected to excel under such appalling working conditions.

    The German already agreed to take a pay cut, by dropping his salary by $6,000, and now earns $49,000 per month. It has been suggested in certain quarters that Rohr loses at least 40% of his salary due to complications related to being forced to be paid in Naira. The players he relies on to carry out his masterplan on the pitch are also owed remunerations from time to time.

    Yet, we want the Super Eagles to walk on water!

    It just makes a mockery of the whole idea of following Nigerian football religiously.

    When asked about owed perks and perquisites, the German replied with the curt: “I want to focus on my team, on the game, on our strategy.”

    How someone can focus with an empty stomach beats my imagination. Rohr might not be physically hungry but anyone owed their wages will be deprived of hunger and inner passion to dispense the job effectively.

    I have always been among those clamouring for this coach and that coach but it now seems like the NFF hasn’t changed: owing coaches salaries has become a staple. Which sane coach will want to take up an offer in a disjointed system?

    From Late Keshi to Siasia and Oliseh, they owed these coaches with impunity; not to talk about the coaches (and players) of various age grade teams.

    And we expect Nigeria to win the World Cup in our lifetime. I have never known any team to win the World Cup on empty stomach!

    This bane is sadly not restricted to Nigeria, it cuts across African countries.

    Former Ghana boss Kwesi Appiah (on 35K dollars per month at the time) was reportedly owed up to $185,000 in 2020. His predecessor Avram Grant had also been owed. Charles Kwablan Akonnor who took over from Kwesi on 25K dollars per month was said to have been owed 1 year salary at some point before he was sacked.

    Botswana coach Adel Amrouche was also owed salary at some point while cases similar to these in Africa go largely unreported in several countries.

    And we want an African team to win the World Cup.

    Pipe dream!

  • Chima E Samuels 1 week ago

    Amaju Pinnick is cold blooded at the point I rest my Case. I hope the Hon Minister of Sports will do something about this.

    • Chris 1 week ago

      @Chima you just realized that the man you so much paint his name black in your black books of worst coaches of SE is owed by NFF?

      No na, I doubt you are just getting to know all this while GR was paying 5 family men from his own pocket for 2 years.

      Haba, @Chima, the least you could do (if you just knew) is to tender an apology from you and on behalf of your “gang” that attack GR while he was silently busy keeping this SE ship from sinking.

      Be a gentleman, and use this strategy to keep your good name in the hearts of your supporters, and shame those that doubt you have a pure heart for the National team. It will not change the color of your eyes when its done.

      • Abdulzik 1 week ago

        @Chris, forget it. @Chima will NEVER say sorry to GR. If you want to bet on this I am ready to drop 20k. If @Chima apologizes to GR for abusing him, you can keep the 20k.

        Ndi ara, The next thing you will hear is the other one that types like person wey dem don use em blokos cook pepper soup. Yes, Omo9ja or whatever Jimmyboy, they will now say GR is looking for excuses in case he lose the match to CAR.

  • pompei 1 week ago

    Nigeria football fiasco. Shameless debtors. NFF ONIGBESE.
    The unfortunate thing is that there is only so much wazza dazzler sports minister can do in this situation. If FIFA interpret his actions to be interference with NFF, we will be hit with a lengthy ban.
    The key is to control the money. The sports ministry should not interfere with NFF operations, but need to find a way to control actual movement of funds.
    As long as the NFF remains in control of its funds, THIS NONSENSE WILL CONTINUE.
    Let all monies accruing to the NFF be received and held by a third party. This third party will be responsible for disbursing funds – NFF officials salaries and allowances, coaches salaries, players bonuses, and any and all operating expenses. Then audit the third party annually, to ensure, among other things, that expenses incurred by NFF are allowable under FIFA regulations.
    So for instance, if a trip by NFF officials to a strip club in let’s say Miami, after an international friendly match, is found on the books after an audit, and the amount is significant, then the NFF will have the opportunity to explain themselves in a public hearing, and FIFA will also be present.
    Financial controls need to be tightened at the NFF. Since the officials adamantly refuse to do the right thing, their ability to divert funds for personal use should also be hindered as much as possible. It’s a matter of great urgency. These people have no conscience, and need to be closely monitored and shackled going forward.

  • Footballfanatic 1 week ago

    Even war torn Iraqis don’t owe Dick Advocaat and Nigeria can’t even pay $45k for 8 months. What a joke.

  • pompei 1 week ago

    But why is it that when the truth comes out like this, Omo9ja is nowhere to be found? The same thing when the SE perform well.
    Deafening silence from Omo9ja.
    Rohr must go, the coaches are rubbish, no tactics, bla bla bla.
    Now the same coach you have accused of laziness, incompetence, ineptitude, nonchalance, etc, has made this statement. Even before speaking today, his results have been speaking for him. Qualifying us for tournaments with games to spare without getting paid his wages. Hmmmm.
    Some will now come and say he should be sacked because he hasn’t won a trophy.
    Oya, come and talk now. Let us hear what you have to say!

  • They have paid Rohr his salary so what is all this now!! abeg make we hear word Jare, and focus on the game, if you must use Musa please wait until 85 mins in the game if we are wining.

    What we should be debating is the starting line up and tactics not moneys owed.

    • Another loose dog on rampage…

    • Dennis 1 week ago

      He was owed over 8 months and only 4 months have been paid. I see people saying Nigeria should go for mourinho, guadiola etc. You think you can owe coaches like these and also force players on them? No. Amaju has never been owed his salary, the sports minister has never been owed salary. So why owe the coach?

  • I Know you can neva wait to call upon your Oga Musa but just wait until the game is comfortably secured before you do such a thing. Thanks in advance.

    They have paid you so tell those idiot journalists asking you stupid questions to go and do their research. This is the kind of yeye distractions Nigeria media will use on the day of a game. To achieve what exactly?.