Ex Nigeria international, Efe Sodje has hit out at the
Nigeria Football Federation over its decision to start paying the new Super
Eagles coach Gernot Rohr $47,000 as monthly salary.
 In a recent telephone interview, the World Cup
winner said “When Shuaibu Amodu, Stephen Keshi and Sunbday Oliseh were in charge of
the team, they weren’t paid such amount. They honour people here (England), but
they don’t in Nigeria. Here the FA is concerned about their own people but we
keep letting our own people down.”
He continued, “We should respect our own people. Nobody
knows him (Rohr) but they gave him the crucial job of taking us to the World
Cup. Why didn’t they take the same risk on Nigerian coaches? If you put this
man down amongst five white men, no Nigerian will know him. But put Salisu
(Yusuf) or Samson Siasia among five blacks and Nigerians will know him. So why
don’t we go for who we know?”
 added, “They said he will pay the other
people he’s bringing from the $47,000. They should tell us how much he (Rohr)
will personally earn from the money. Didn’t Keshi and Oliseh bring their own
assistants too? Were they paid the same amount? Let them show us the full
details of the contract.

“If a private firm
is paying the coach, then what is the NFF doing? Who will pay the local people
who are part of the backroom staff? It’s a funny development and a shame that
we still haven’t changed after so many years. There is Siasia and Emmanuel
Amuneke, these are big names. Why can’t we bring them to manage the national