This is coming as a rude shock to the Nigerian Football Family as the Chief Coach of the Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh resigns his appointment.
You will recall that the just concluded CHAN 2016 was held in Rwanda and the Super Eagles were one of the favourites expected to perform excellently in the competition but they did perfomed below expectation thereby making it impossible for the Super Eagles to lift the trophy.
Nigerians in general cry out noisely about the poor performance of the Eagles and thus queried the Leadership of the National Team for not putting the round pegs in round holes towards the success of the team.
However, the Coach, Sunday Oliseh came out to explain reasons for the abysmal failure pointing that welfare is part of the problem, and in a swift response, the Nigerian Football Federation was diappointed as regards Coach Sunday Oliseh’s rants.
The crisis generated to a situation where the NFF board, led by Amaju Pinnick were considering sacking Coach Sunday Oliseh but for the timely intervention of the Sport Minister, Solomon Dalong who advised that the whole fault can not be placed on Oliseh, and that he should be supported and given the chance to perform well.
In the same vein, Coach Sunday Oliseh was fined the sum of $30,000 for his video rants as against the wish of his employers.
In the twilight of events, in a tweet at the early hours of the day, Coach Sunday Oliseh resigns. Citing various reasons for his act. Below are his excuses:
‘Due to contract violations, lack of support, unpaid wages, benefits to my players, Assistance Coaches and myself.
I resigned 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’.