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Published On: Mon, May 4th, 2020

Coronavirus: Eagles coach donates percentage of three-month salary

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The coach of the Nigeria national football team, Gernot Rohr, has confirmed he will be forfeiting an undisclosed percentage of his April, May and June salaries as donations for the fight against the rampaging coronavirus.
Rohr who has also accepted a pay cut in his yet-to-be ratified new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation told ESPN his gesture was among other things necessitated by the need for sacrifices by all in these trying times.
He said: “Of course, everybody at the moment has an obligation to understand that there are no matches. Clubs and federations have problems with money, even if they have assistance from FIFA or UEFA, but everybody has to be ready to make sacrifices.
“So, I already told NFF that in the months from April to June, we agreed to cut our salaries, which is also a sign of solidarity.”
Rohr, 66, is on a $US55,000 monthly salary but the Franco-German has since explained that the lump sum is not just for him.

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