Pinnick Gives Reason For Owing Rohr Five Months Salary

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has given reasons for the body’s failure to pay salaries of the Super Eagles’ coaches.

The coronavirus pandemic and the financial challenges the public health crises brought on the national team’s sponsors has forced the federation to owe five months salaries.

Aiteo Group has been the official optimum partner of the NFF in a 5-year partnership deal since April 2017.

However, Pinnick has revealed that the Nigerian government is on the verge of releasing funds to help settle part of the huge debt.

“With the pandemic and challenges facing oil companies, things have been tough for our sponsors Aiteo, who are responsible for the payment of coaches,” Pinnick told BBC.

“There are circumstances beyond our control. It is not a good thing to owe, and we don’t like the image it creates.

“We are looking at every means not to owe. The toxic atmosphere has really affected our sponsorship drive, but we can’t give excuses.

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“We are working religiously and assiduously to resolve this as soon as possible.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago