The President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has disclosed that the NFF is to Adopt Naira As Sole Currency For Transaction For Super Eagles as the body will be making a lot of difficult financial decisions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pinnick revealed that part of the decisions to be taken include few provisions on the Gernot Rohr’s new contract, the bonuses, and allowances of the Super Eagles players.
The football chief disclosed that all Super Eagles personel – players and coaching staff will now be paid in naira as opposed the US Dollars which they used to be paid with.
“When they play in Nigeria, their bonuses have been in naira. When they play abroad, we pay them in dollars but that can even change,” he said.
“As I said, we are going to make many difficult decisions that will go across board because we need to promote our fiscal policy.
“If the government is saying that we need to strengthen our naira, we should not be paying in dollars. We are an integral part of the government,” he concluded.
Pinnick insisted that he had very good working relationship with the Super Eagles coach but however insisted he was only defending the interest of Nigerian Football.
“We don’t take individual decisions, we carry the Sports Ministry along and what we are doing is in the best interest of the country.”
“Trust me the contract is not different from what he used to have”, he concluded.
The NFF and Gernot Rohr have been in a complete disaggreement over a new contract for the Super Eagles coach with the latar’s contract expiring in June.