Oliseh’s resignation ‘shock’ to NFF — Spokesman

Ademola Olajire, an Assistant Director of Communications in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Saturday said that the resignation of the Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh, surprised the body.

The former Eagles coach resigned his appointment on Thursday via his Twitter handle, citing contract violations, unpaid wages and benefits to players and assistant coaches.

Subsequently, the NFF announced a former coach of the Super Eagles, Samson Siasia, as interim manager in his place.

Olajire told NAN on telephone that the impression Oliseh gave in the course of the week was that he was preparing for the next match against Egypt.

“His resignation was a surprise. There is no way we could have known, and he gave us little premonition about his resignation; we did not see it coming.

“All through the week, Oliseh kept on talking about meeting the Super Eagles players in Europe and assessing their form and all sorts; that is all we got from him.

“After his You Tube error, he called everybody, including the NFF and apologised for the misbehaviour and promised it will never happen again.

“Now that Oliseh has resigned it was a surprise to us, but to bridge the gap, Siasia has been appointed to take charge with Amunike assisting him,” he said. (NAN)


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  • Omo Akin

    Oliseh beat the NFF in their game. NFF was setting up the stage to disgrace Oliseh. NFF was shopping for a replacement. It also directed the Coach to now report to Amdou Shuaibu who will in turn report to the Technical Committee and the TC will report to the Board. Decisions will flow down through the process back to Oliseh. NFF did the same thing to Keshi. NFF cannot claim not to know that Keshi’s wife was sick but because the man complained about playing in Kaduna, they have to find a reason to dismiss him. Well, NFF met its match in Oliseh.
    NFF always owes Nigerian coaches. But when they hire White-men, those are never owed notwithstanding the fact that the White-men were paid a lot more than their Nigerian counterparts.