Former Germany and Scotland coach Berti Vogts has delayed his arrival in Nigeria until the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) pays him three months of his salary promised in his contract offer.
“Vogts does not want to take chances knowing Nigeria’s history with the payment of salaries of their past foreign coaches and as such he has insisted that he receives his salary for three months before he comes here,” a leading official disclosed.
“This was agreed by the coach and other officials in London but the money has yet to be paid into his account.”
This is not the first time that Nigeria have had problems paying their national team coach.
In 1988 the sport’s world governing body FIFA had to order them to pay German coach Manfred Hoener his wages.
Vogts was due to fly into Abuja on Tuesday but called off the trip when the NFA failed to pay him.
Vogts first match is Nigeria’s 2008 African Nations Cup qualifier against Uganda on March 24.