Sports: Super Eagles coach earns more monthly than President Buhari does in a year

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Super Eagles coach earns more monthly than President Buhari does in a year

Rohr’s monthly salary is equivalent to the official annual salary of the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari.

 

  • The Super Eagles coach earn as much as N16.9 million ($47,000) per month as salary.

  • Rohr's monthly salary is equivalent to the official annual salary of the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.

  • The 65-year-old German-born coach recently renewed his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation.


Despite the Super Eagles exit from the World Cup and the poor performance of African teams, Gernot Rohr will continue to receive the sum of N16.9 million ($47,000) per month as salary.

The amount is derived from the current exchange rate of N360 to the dollar.

 

The 65-year-old German-born coach first signed a two-year contract with the Nigeria Football Federation in 2016 on which his salary was financed by an undisclosed oil and gas company.

 

The pay excludes win bonuses and other compensation for qualifying for national and international tournaments.

Though most of the payments are usually supported by corporations and companies, his monthly salary is equivalent to the official annual salary of the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari.

 

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The Nigerian president and vice president earn N14 million and N12.1 million annually with monthly take home of N252,000 and N168,000 respectively, according to Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), remuneration package for political, public and judicial office holders (Feb. 2007 – to date) seen by Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Rohr's contract was renewed for another two years before the expiration of the first contract in November 2017.

The Super Eagles coach will continue earn N16.9 million monthly for the next two years and he is expected to take the African football team through various qualifying series and the Cup of Nations tournaments.

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