Oliseh resigns as Super Eagles coach

Sunday Oliseh

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Super Eagles coach, Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh has resigned his appointment. The resignation, came after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) directed the coach to start reporting to Shuaibu Amodu, the national technical director of the federation.

Oliseh himself confirmed the development on his Twitter page, saying: “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.”

Oliseh was unveiled as Eagles coach on July 15, 2015 with much fanfare by the NFF, replacing former teammate Stephen Keshi, who was sacked for allegedly applying to be coach of Cote d’Ivoire while still leading the Nigerian team.

Soon after his appointment, Oliseh, started having problems with the executives of the federation over remuneration, match tactics and results. His complaint about being owed was not well received by the NFF, which rather threatened to sanction him.

He also had challenges managing the players. An altercation between him and Vincent Enyeama, the team’s former captain and the country’s most capped goalkeeper, led to the goalie’s premature resignation from the team last October.

In early February, a frustrated Oliseh posted an eight-minute video rant on youtube to hit back at what he called the “insanity” of his critics.

He had come under pressure after Nigeria failed to get past the group stages of the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda.

The coach later apologised to the NFF for his outburst aimed at the Nigerian media as well as some of his former international team-mates.

The Super Eagles have  a crucial back to back match with seven-time African Champions, the Pharaohs of Egypt in an upcoming 2017 African Cup of Nations qualification round.

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