Why I quit Super Eagles -Oliseh

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Sunday Oliseh, has disclosed that he was offered little support by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) during his reign as the senior national team coach.

Recall that Oliseh managed the Super Eagles for seven months, from July 2015 to February 2016, resigning due to ‘the inability of the NFF to honour the terms of his contract’.

However, in an interview with Elegbete TV, the former Ajax star said that he was unpaid for four months and his assistants were unpaid for six months.


“I coached the Super Eagles for fourteen games; we won four; we lost only two games. One was a friendly against Congo in Belgium.

“After being unpaid for four months, and my assistants being unpaid for six months, and after me falling sick and not getting any support, spending thousands of dollars to cure myself, and still being laughed at by some of your media friends for falling sick. I resigned because I didn’t get support.

“I left the job, and Nigeria was still on track to qualify for the 2017 Nations Cup. Nigeria needed to beat Egypt and qualify,” Oliseh stated.