A former head coach of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr has dragged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) before FIFA over failure to pay a $1m compensation claim for unfair dismissal, BBC Africa reports.
Rohr, who was appointed as Nigerian manager in August 2021 was sacked in December 2021, few weeks before the delayed 2021 Nations Cup kicked off in Cameroon.
Rohr is demanding an additional sum for damages despite NFF agreement to pay him his salary until the end of his contract which terminates in December 2022.
That claim was contested by the NFF, and a FIFA tribunal looking into Rohr’s claim for damages concluded last week.
However, a verdict is yet to be communicated to either party.
Rohr led the West African nation in 58 matches, winning 31, drawing 13 and losing 14.