Former Super Eagles Captain and Coach Sunday Oliseh Resigns From German Club After Two Months

Former Super Eagles Captain and Coach Sunday Oliseh Resigns From German Club After Two Months

  • Sunday Oliseh has dumped his job at German Regionalliga club SV Straelen after two months
  • The Nigerian tactician resigned after the side lost their fifth consecutive game in the league
  • The club’s sporting director Kevin Wolze said Sunday had the feeling that the team could no longer perform

Former Nigerian international Sunday Oliseh has called German Regionalliga club SV Straelen to inform them of his resignation as the side's coach.

The former Super Eagles coach was in charge of the German Regionalliga team, SV Straelen, for barely two months before announcing his departure.

It was gathered that Fortuna Düsseldorf II defeated Straelen 2-0, with Oliseh utterly upset by his players’ performance during the encounter.

Sunday Oliseh, Super Eagles, SV Straelen
Sunday Oliseh quits managerial role at SV Straelen. Photo: Erwin Spek
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Oliseh resigned after the team scored just one goal in five league games as they conceded seven times.

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Straelen’s sporting director, Kevin Wolze, who has taken over the team's coaching duties, made the announcement to the players during Sunday’s training session.

Wolze said, as per Soccernet:

“Sunday obviously had the feeling that the team could no longer be reached. We have to accept this decision. It doesn’t make sense to try to persuade him to continue.
“Obviously things have changed in the meantime. We started the season with five defeats and are currently bottom of the table. In addition, the squad is standing. We will take the necessary time to find a suitable successor.”

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Meanwhile, former Nigerian international Garba Lawal has applauded former Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh years after they both retired from the national team.

Lawal, 48, played for the Nigerian senior national team between 1997 and 2006, featuring in 57 matches and scoring six goals.

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Oliseh, on the other hand, played in the defensive midfield role between 1993 and 2002, scoring two goals in 54 matches.

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Okocha, who retired from the round-leathered game having last played for Hull City in 2008, left indelible footprints after spending 18 years playing professionally.

The former Bolton Wanderers star has delved into punditry since he hung his boots and has also been seen in many TV commercials.