See Why Former Super Eagles Coach Oliseh Quit His Job
Sunday Oliseh has thrown more light on the series of events that led to his resignation.
The former Super Eagles coach made public his resignation in the early hours of Friday via Twitter.
In his Twitter message Oliseh said he was quitting, “Due to contract violations, lack of support, unpaid wages, benefits to my players, assistant coaches and myself, I resign as Super Eagles chief coach. I feel fortunate, blessed and eternally grateful for having had the honour to play, captain and coach this great nation of ours, Nigeria.”
When we caught up with the former captain of Nigeria to further explain his decision to quit after barely eight months on the Eagles job, he said he had to quit because nobody tried to reason with him.
He said, “Nobody believed me when I said all what I said in my videos.”
He was particular about administrators and singled out a few persons like the sports minister, Solomon Dalung, who he said he informed before he made his decision public.
“I told him before I resigned,” he said.
The former international then spoke with the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, before sending a mail to him at 10.40pm Thursday.
Oliseh had in the last month lamented that the NFF officials had failed to fulfil their own part of the contract he signed with them. The coach’s insistence on being answerable to the General Secretary rather than the Technical Committee created further problems between him and the NFF.
Oliseh had always said he was only working according to the dictates of his contract.
“My contract clearly states that I report to General Secretary. The Technical Committee was only listed as an advisory body,” he said in a previous interview.
But late on Friday, the NFF said the claim that Oliseh was being owed six months’ salary was false as it was able to clear the backlog this week.
“The only money he is owed is the bonus for the World Cup qualifier against Swaziland in Port Harcourt in November 2015, which the NFF had promised to pay players and officials on resumption of camping for the matches against Egypt,” an NFF official said.