Why Sunday Oliseh departed for Belgium

Why Sunday Oliseh departed for Belgium

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM

- The Super Eagles have returned to Nigeria without coach Sunday Oliseh

- There are reports that the former Juventus player is afraid his life is in danger

- NFF claim the former Super Eagles' captain returned to his base to continue with treatment

As the Super Eagles returned to the country without coach Sunday Oliseh after their dismal performance and the African Nations Championship in Rwanda, there are conflicting reports as to why the former Eagles captain returned to his base in Belgium.

The Nigeria Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) claimed that the team coach departed Rwanda for his base to continue with treatment for the flu he has been battling with since last year.

Why Sunday Oliseh departed for Belgium
Sunday Oliseh
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However, sources close to Daily Sunsport revealed that Sunday Oliseh confessed that he is afraid for his life.

According to reports, it was alleged that some people are after his life in Nigeria and is beginning to think twice about his health.

“Oliseh no longer feels safe being in Nigeria. Recall that all through the team’s camping for CHAN 2016 in Abuja, he refused to show up but was the first to hit South Africa for the second phase of camping in Pretoria.

"After his team lost out of CHAN, he left for Belgium on the excuse that he had to go and continue treatment for his flu. That action speaks volumes about his fears.”

However, in a swift reaction, NFF media officer, Ademola Olajire stated that it is all rumour.

“Did Oliseh not grow up here in Nigeria, so why would he be afraid of anyone in Nigeria? Agreed that Nigerians are very passionate about football and would castigate any coach that does not produce results but that is not enough for anyone to insinuate that his life is in danger.

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"The reason for his travelling back to Belgium is to continue with his treatment for the flu,” Olajire stated.


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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.