Former Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh was today announced head coach at German Fourth division club Sv Straelen for the 2022/2023 German Regionalliga West season.
The news has generated positive reactions from Nigerian football fans on social media. While some fans are happy with the move which will see the former Super Eagles Captain and Coach return to the touchline after four years , others believe his profile and qualification are class above the German fourth tier.
Isaac Christopher gave a striking comparison of the German fourth division with the fourth tier of Nigerian club football the Nationwide League Two.
He wrote in his comment ” I know Sunday Oliseh is man enough to take his decisions like he has done but if I am to share my thoughts I will say the German fourth tier is equivalent to the Nigerian Nationwide League two .”
” Don’t look at it from the disadvantaged view of a Nigerian . Fourth division is fourth division and I refuse to celebrate someone who holds a UEFA A liscence certificate and a former Super Eagles Head Coach like Sunday Oliseh going down to handle a team in that division.
” For me it is a slap to our Football. We must work to develop our league so it becomes attractive to us Nigerians. Go through the comments and you will find many Nigerians who will choose the German fourth tier over even the NPFL because of the problems hindering the growth of our league “.
” Congratulations to him on his choice but I won’t take it. ” He concluded.
Sunday Oliseh’s last coaching job was at Dutch side Fortuna Sittard where he enjoyed a rosy start before a poor run and offield differences led to his sack . Sunday Oliseh will hope to revive his coaching career in Germany and hopefully walk his way through to the top flight.