Sunday Oliseh reveals why he quit as Super Eagles Coach


Super Eagles head coach, Sunday Oliseh has announced his retirement from his first major job as coach in the early hours of Friday, 26 February.

Oliseh who disclosed his decision to resign on Twitter, cited lack of support and unpaid wages as some of the reasons for his decision.

“I feel fortunate, blessed and eternally grateful for having had the honour to play, captain and coach this great nation of ours, Nigeria,” he wrote on Twitter.

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Adding that, “Due to contract violations, lack of support, unpaid wages, benefits to my players, assistant coaches and myself, I resign as Super Eagles Chief Coach.

Shortly before his resignation, the Nigeria Football Federation had directed Oliseh  to report to Shuaibu Amodu, the National Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Chris Green, the Chairman, NFF’s Technical and Development Committee, said the development was for easy coordination.

Green also said this was because NFF’s Technical Department was structured in a way that all the national team coaches must report directly to Amodu.

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“Shuaibu Amodu is the National Technical Director and as such he is involved in all the games of the national teams, whether in the under-17, under-20 or Super Eagles.

“Normally, as the National Technical Director, Oliseh will report to him (Amodu), while he (Amodu) reports to the Technical Committee and from there to the General Secretary and finally to the Executive Committee of the NFF.

“His (Amodu) function is to prepare programmes for the Federation for the various national teams for the next five years. So, for every game we play, he is involved by virtue of his position.

“All of us will have to work together. Oliseh is the Head Coach of the Super Eagles, while Amodu is the National Technical Director.

“However, Amodu is not directly involved in the handling of the Super Eagles, but he is directly involved in the formulation of
policies and programmes for all the national teams,” Green said.

He said he was sure Amodu would not usurp the duties of Oliseh.

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