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I Resigned Because NFF Didn’t Take Eagles Seriously – Oliseh

Posted: Feb 27, 2016 at 6:43 am   /   by   /   comments (1)

Chubuike Chukwu, Lagos

Sunday Oliseh, former Super Eagles Chief Coach, has shed more lights on why he resigned his position, barely a month to the crucial Africa Nations Cup (AFCON) double header against Egypt.
In a brief chat with Super Sports, the former captain of the side said he decided to coach the team on account of the love he has for the country, but admitted that the nation’s football house does not take the business of the team seriously.
“I resigned because the NFF have refused to take the business of the Super Eagles seriously. We have two games against Egypt shortly and I have requested time and again for technical reports from the NFF so as to prepare, I did not receive any.
“I consequently followed up with several emails, still no response. And this is their general practice, so I finally realized they do not actually care about the qualifiers, Super Eagles or our tournaments.”
Oliseh lamented that his players were not paid, including his backroom staff, which made their morale to drop.
“My players, staff and I have not been paid our entitlements; as I speak to you, my bank is yet to receive payment from my erstwhile employers. Some of my former staff and players are being owed six months. What then will motivate these players?
“I have not been paid for eight months. Players bonuses, daily expenses, gear for the National Team, Staff allowances for food, transportation, daily expenses for me and my players, nothing has come. In short I’ve been mostly spending my money on all these things.
“How can a Nation as big and blessed as ours, day-in-day-out and from time immemorial not have the sense to finance her pride – namely the Super Eagles?