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Super Eagles Coach, Oliseh, Escapes Sack

Posted: Feb 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Tony Ezimakor, Abuja

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has issued a stern warning to Super Eagles Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh, over his recent utterances, especially in the press and the social media, stating that he would be punished for any future infractions.
In a communique issued after the  board’s meeting  on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, in Abuja, at which Nigeria’s performance at the just concluded CHAN tournament in Rwanda was reviewed, the NFF said Oliseh’s attitude was “unwarranted and unbecoming of a national team coach,” his apologies notwithstanding.
It took the intervention of Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, to stave off Oliseh’s sack.
However, the NFF Executive Committee approved the immediate disengagement of Tijjani Babangida, personal assistant to Oliseh, as recommended by the Technical and Development Committee.
The federation decided that, henceforth, the Super Eagles coach must report to the NFF General Secretary and the Technical and Development Committee, in line with global practices, and must be ready to defend his programme before the committee, including invitation of players and training schedule.
Other decisions of the NFF at the meeting included a resolution to hire a foreign coach for the senior women national team, the Super Falcons, as soon as possible, to be assisted by former Super Falcons’ captains Florence Omagbemi, Perpetua Nkwocha and Ann Chiejine, with Bala Mohammed as goalkeepers’ trainer. Presently, Omagbemi heads the crew in acting capacity
The committee also endorsed Emmanuel Amuneke, erstwhile U-17 head coach, as the head coach of the U-20 team, which has Kabiru Baleria and Emeka Amadi as assistant coach and goalkeepers’ trainer, respectively.