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Oliseh: Why I Resigned As Super Eagles Coach

Oliseh: Why I Resigned As Super Eagles Coach

Exclusive By Johnny Edward:

Sunday Oliseh has explained succinctly the major reasons for quitting the Nigeria senior national team, the Super Eagles eight months after being appointed, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Oliseh who had been in a running battle with his employers over what he termed uncondusive working conditions told Completesportsnigeria.com that he was irked by the underground moves by the Nigerian Football Federation to sack him and the constant violations of his contractual agreement.

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Oliseh was irked by the fact that the President Of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick tried to hire Frenchman Herve Renard soon after the Home Eagles crashed out of the group stages of the African Nations Champions.

"They had their motives and what I did was in the best interest of the country," Oliseh began.

"While I was coach of the team they tried to hire Renard who turned them down citing three major reasons," Oliseh told Completesportsnigeria.com in the wee hours of Friday.

"When I sought their aid to effectively carry out my duties I was ignored and instead of the helping me getting the players to give their best and placing them in a very good conditions at an advantages to the team play, they had plans to derail the progress of the team's chances.

"The most important objective is for the Super Eagles Of Nigeria to qualify to the next AFCON and the World Cup 2018,"

Completesportsnigeria.com also got a copy of from the resignation letter Oliseh sent to the NFF (published below).




Dear General Secretary of NFF, 

Object: Letter of Resignation.

Due to incessant Violations of our signed agreement (Contract) I am hereby informing you of my decision to terminate our working collaboration signed in July 2015

The most important objective is for the Super Eagles Of Nigeria to qualify to the next AFCON and the World Cup 2018.

Since so little help is being rendered me in getting the players to give their best and very vital conditions and advantages to the team play are also being sacrificed coupled with non redress of the aforementioned despite my several e mails and others, seeking your aid to effectively carry out my duties were ignored. 

 These unconducive working conditions that my coaching crew and myself have to live with, your contractual violations and the interest of the nation necessitates that I tender my resignation and recourse to the termination of our working agreement.

Many thanks for the opportunity to serve my fatherland.


 Sunday Oliseh

Chief Coach Super Eagles of Nigeria

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  • akunde 8 years ago

    Good for the NFF and those Nigerians who prefer the Federation to remain on mediocre level while we remain quiet. All Nig coahes are not paid and communicated to, yet some NFF members are irked at Oliseh for uttering a word in public. They preferred him to be quiet while their self serving interests persist as topmost. We will see how the foreign coach will be honored against our local ones, thus proving our inability to be self reliant while we continue to cry foul against colonialism. On the contrary we’ll see how the expatriate will also dump the SE by deliberately performing poorly for four yrs or forced with a sack that wil take whooping monetary claim from Nig. We Nigerians must speak and act against corruption and ineptitude geared toward self serving interests. Nig coaches and player are owed all over, they and the public are given no cogent explanation, yet all are supposed to keep mute. “Evil persists bc pple don’t talk”. What Oliseh did is not only commendable to me, but exemplary.

  • Ibrahim 8 years ago

    The NFF can now go ahead hire the world class coach, that they will not pay for months and perfom magic. 

  • mega money making machine 8 years ago

    The NFF are so doomed. Who can actually succeed as a coach of the super eagles of nigeria? Nigerians are tired of this kind of country where only abnormally thrives. God help us.

  • This is really bad for Nigeria. Everybody is running away from the post. Something must be wrong with NFF. Also check what Sunday said yesterday that might have prompted his decision.


  • Friday 8 years ago

    It’s a nice one, let him go abeg, after making Eyeama leave and Emenike, the man is a nonsense man, he has destabilised the team by making Musa Ahmed the captain while Obi Mikel is there, we should have known he’s not a good coach, simply because he analyses football matches very well on Super sport doesn’t mean he’s a good coach, he was biased in his leadership, Mikel Obi is now the heartbeat of his club site, Emenike and Victor Moses same, where is Ahmed Musa now? With no doubt Musa is a good player but every player have raining days. The team would have suffered what Chelsea Fc suffered earlier this season if Oliseh hasn’t resigned, thank God he did.

  • I tink we Nigerian is high time we put our mouth in this issue cause the way our National team is going is not good @all.

  • omo9ja 8 years ago

    Wonder shall never ends. Nigerians vs Nigerians, how long do we want to do this for? What a shame. We don't  like each other. We prefer the foreigners to ours. Hmmmmmm. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Adamu 8 years ago

    Nice one,am happy he as resign finally, he thought super eagles job is a child play,let him go to hell with ID arrogance attitude.

  • @Friday, Illiteracy is indeed a big disease! You are so ignorant of footballing matters yet you chose to expose your stupidity in the social media. How did Oliseh make Enyeama and Emenike leave? Thiago Silva is still willing to play for Brazil despite being stripped of the captain band and John Terry still represented England after the captaincy armband was taking away from him. It was widely addressed that John Obi Mikel refused the captain band when suggested,( abi make dem force am ni?). Integrity is a rare quality in Nigeria! Only about 0.5% of the country’s population can boast of it and i’m sorry to say you fall among the 99.95% of those who lack it.

  • Olaolu 8 years ago

    Oliseh’s resignation to me has shown that he’s not selfish and that he knows exactly what he wants for the Super eagles. To say the least, i think sth is wrong with NFF. Corruption is going underground and Oliseh was not ready to dance to their tunes. I think some Nigerians are beginning to value their integrity. Thank you OLISEH Greater things await you.

  • ozioma 8 years ago

    very good of NFF, if all coach’s whether home or abroad will be treating them this way they will learn to handle there own with and care, I love Sundays boldness.

  • folaranmi 8 years ago

    Why is it that NFF Members can finance their trips around the world, pay their own salaries and allowances but could not pay coaches' salaries and players' entitlements? when will the books of account of NFF be published? when are we going to get it right?


  • Friday 8 years ago

    @Sam it’s obvious u re Sunday Oliseh’s fan, u talking about literacy I think u re d illiterate here, what happened to Stephen Okechukwu Keshi, was it nt under same trend he took over and performed? Samson Siasia is taking over, he should learn from him, men of worth don’t shy away from challenges they face it.if u re applauding him for all he did then it’s up to u, bcos we all re entitled to our various opinions, he should just go and never come bk. Mind u he never offered Mikel ‘captainship’ and have u taken time to ask ur self why suddenly Emenike left shortly after he took over from Keshi? @Sam u can kill ur self for all I care, and if u want the coaching Job come and take it

  • NAIJA 8 years ago

    @Friday, I think you get it all wrong, @Sam, was right. NFF should learn from this embarrassment incident. They should follow the agreement signed by both parties, that brings focus and dedication to duty among all players and coaching crew. Remember, this people are not civil servants where they entitle to pension, any time the contract ends, same day they leave. NFF should be able to treat Nigerian coach professionally like Western countries.

  • It does not mattet who coach the Super Eagles; you should be very sure of what the result will be even from the on set if the same unfavourable conditions persist. May the Lord touch the heart of the NFF and the citizens so that we can have a brand new Nigeria.

  • joy Okoyomon 8 years ago

    there is no need to insult Oliseh. he is an adult with a great deal of making decisions to suit his reputation. let’s now c d profeSsional they hv to bring in.

  • Dapsy 8 years ago

    I salute your courage Oliseh. You have proved you are man of honour, who will not be cowed by the shenanigans of the green snakes at the glass house. This is perhaps the first coach who openly calls the bluff of NFF. Unlike some people who wants to hold on to the position even when it is clear they have to leave. Good one Oliseh, very professional!

  • Olise is the man I know that is always out- spoken. He does not hide his feelings,and that is a good and honest character for a noble man. We all should embrace such trait to build a better society