Former Super Eagles Coach Releases Statement On Why He Resigned


Sunday Oliseh has released a statement on why he resigned and denies receiving any payment from the NFF

Former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has released a statement stating why he resigned.

Oliseh in the early hours of Friday, February, 26 took to Twitterto announce his resignation as coach of the Super Eagles citing contract violations, unpaid wages and benefits to players and assistant coaches.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have come to claim that they paid Oliseh the sum of N20m just a day before he announced his resignation.Sunday Oliseh, Jean Francoise Luscuito and Alloy Agu

The sum was for three months salaries (December, 2015, January and February) and N5M for accommodation allowance for six months.

Oliseh in his statement however denies receiving any payment.

My bank has confirmed that no payments whatsoever as alleged by the NFF has been made to me. (as at as this afternoon of the 29thof February 2016),” Oliseh said in his statement.

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He said a letter he wrote to the NFF requesting payment of salaries and bonuses that were already long due and pending, dating back to July 2015 but was ignored by the football body.

He also claimed that the NFF sacked his personal assistant,Tijani Babangida without consulting him first and also without giving any reason for his sudden dismissal.

Tijani Babangida
In his statement, Oliseh says th NFF did not give him any reason why they fired his PA, Tijani Babaginda 

He ended by stating that he stands by the reasons he gave for his resignation.

I resigned due to numerous Contractual violations, lack of Support, Unpaid wages, Benefits to my players, Assistant Coaches and myself,” Oliseh said.


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