Daniel Amokachi, the Special Assistant on Sports to President Muhammadu Buhari, has slammed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for allowing a $2m compensation clause in Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr’s contract.
NFF appointed Rohr as technical adviser of the Super Eagles in 2016 after Sunday Oliseh’s resignation as coach of the national team.
Rohr also led Nigeria to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with ease but did not progress past the group stage.
The German tactician was given a replacement deal after NFF revealed their satisfaction together with his performances for guiding the team to a finish at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt, but Amokachi believes there’s tons of failure within the federation.
“For the administration to bring somebody like Oliseh and not give him time because he’s Nigerian and that they abandoning.
“To usher in somebody like Amuneke and not giving him time then they let him go. Then you bring a replacement coach where those two coaches are much better than him; pedigree-wise and portfolio-wise.
“But still, they gave the machinery tons of cash, $60 plus with all the bonuses, if they play two matches during a month, then you’re talking over $100,000.
“And then at the top of the day, you set a $2m clause on a teacher that has never won anything. a teacher that came from Burkina Faso to Tunisia than to Nigeria and you set a $2m clause, that’s the primary I’m hearing such
“If you were bringing Guardiola you’ll put $10m if he says he wants it because you recognize who he’s; he has won laurels. except for a teacher that hasn’t done anything, not achieved anything and you set a $2m clause? there’s tons of failure therein.
“I won’t rate them (NFF) out of 10, but of these things, I even have weakened will tell anybody with a standard sense where I’m coming from,” Amokachi told Brila FM.