Sunday Oliseh reveals why he left as coach of the Super Eagles

Sunday Oliseh reveals why he left as coach of the Super Eagles

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Sunday Oliseh has claimed that he left the Super Eagles coaching job because he was not appreciated

- He stated that he left on health grounds, adding that the federation offered no assistance

- Oliseh managed the Nigeria national football team for 8 months before he resigned in 2016

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Former Super Eagles handler Sunday Oliseh has disclosed that he dumped the Nigerian team because he never got any help from the country’s football federation.

He was unveiled in Abuja by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in July 2015 as the new head coach of the Super Eagles on a five-year contract.

At that time, NFF president Amaju Pinnick noted that the former captain was selected because of his high intellectual capacity in coaching and recommendations by FIFA, but he resigned after just eight months.

He, however, refuted claims that he left his role because of voodoo as he explained that he left the plum in 2016 job due to health issues.

In a recent chat with Channels TV, the former Ajax Amsterdam midfielder said he had determined that anytime he felt sick, he would leave the Super Eagles job.

He said:

“I resigned from the Super Eagles because I had decided that when I was sick, I was going to stop because I did not get any help from the federation.
“In fact, I did not get any kobo from that 11,300 Euros I spent and I told them about the fees. Nobody tried to help or support.”
Sunday Oliseh makes fresh accusations, reveals why he actually dumped the Super Eagles of Nigeria
Sunday Oliseh says he left Super Eagles job on health grounds. Photo: VI Images
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He further stated that he did everything within his capacity to leave an incredible impact during his time with the national team as a player. He added:

“How can you tell me you love Nigeria more than me? I have come out of a dying bed to help Nigeria get to the Nations Cup final in 2000. I have spent my money to finance the Super Eagles on several occasions.

Meanwhile, Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen is today Africa's most expensive footballer following his move to Italian League side Napoli in the summer of 2020.

The 21-year-old was a standout performer during the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2015 after scoring record 10 goals to help the Golden Eaglets win their fifth title in Chile.

He quickly became the toast of every club with Arsenal among the top clubs looking to secure his services, but the youngster decided to move to Germany afterwards.

However, earlier reported that, as a devoted Muslim, Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa was seen in a photo heading to the mosque for prayers, with the picture background capturing his garage.

Musa, who is currently a free agent having left Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr last year, is believed to have not less than N200million worth cars in his garage.

In his post on Friday, January 22, Musa left words of prayers for his followers praying that they are blessed with open doors.

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Babajide Orevba
Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.