Did you know that Rohr receives a monthly salary that’s equivalent to that of the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari? I meant the president’s annual salary.
As at 2018, the Super Eagles coach salary was about ₦16.9 million ($45,000) per month, using the then exchange rate of ₦360 to the dollar.
Whereas Nigeria’s president and vice president earn N14 million and N12.1 million annually with a monthly take home pay of ₦252,000 and ₦168,000 respectively, that’s according to the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), remuneration package for political, public and judicial office holders since February 2007 till date.
I’m not done yet o.
Did you also know that Gernot Rohr’s salary got a $10,000 increment in 2019 to make his earnings about $55,000?!
All these payments excludes win bonuses and other compensation for qualifying for national and international tournaments.
According to Footballlive.ng, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick approved the increment.
Rohr became the world’s 24th highest paid coach from all 32 coaches that handled teams in Russia 2018.
While in Africa, Rohr is third highest paid coach behind Egypt’s Hector Cuper (£1.30m per annum) and Herve Renard of Morocco (£681,000), but ahead of Tunisia chief coach, Nabil Maaloul, who was quoted with £305,500 per annum.
So now, if we were to go by today’s exchange rate of – let’s safely say $1=₦455 – Rohr’s salary should now be about ₦26million, which means he now earns more than President Buhari, whose salary is in Naira and doesn’t change. …OMG!
Isn’t this guy lucky?!
NFF were also alleged to have paid Rohr four times the salary paid to Late Stephen Keshi and Sunday Oliseh.
Despite his failure to lead Nigeria in to defend their AFCON 2013 title in 2015, NFF disclosed that Keshi agreed to a ₦7m monthly salary deal (over $44,000) which will see him earn ₦84M per year.
Oliseh, whom Rohr took over from in August 2016, was on a ₦5 million Naira monthly salary (about $25,000) which sums up to ₦60 million.
Zenith Bank PLC were the one who foot the salary of Sunday Oliseh for a year.
The truth is that most Super Eagles coach salary are usually supported by corporations and companies.
Currently, Rohr had to accept terms of a new contract offered to him by the NFF despite the stringent conditions and a salary slash caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gernot Rohr now earns $49, 000 – i.e. $6,000 short of his former take home pay.
Some of the new conditions given to Rohr by the NFF are the mandates to win the 2021 AFCON … which has now been moved to 2022, receive his salary in Naira and reside in Nigeria, and also qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Rohr has been in charge of the Super Eagles since August 2016, leading the Nigerian national football team to a third-place finish at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. His current deal ends on June 30, 2022.
This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago