Reports earlier carried by Ripples Nigeria have played themselves out, as the embattled chief coach of Nigeria’s national team, Sunday Oliseh has dumped the country by resigning from his position.
He took to his tweeter handle Thursday night to announce his decision, most likely to preempt the move reported by Ripples Nigeria that his employers, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has put U-23 Eagles coach, Samson Siasia and the victorious U-17 Golden Eaglets coach, Emmanuel Amuneke on standby as replacement for him.
Announcing his decision to move on, Oliseh said “I feel fortunate, blessed and eternally grateful for having had the honour to play, captain and coach this great nation of ours, Nigeria.
“Due to contract violations, lack of support, unpaid wages, benefits to my players, Assistant Coaches and myself, I resign as Super Eagles Chief Coach.”
Oliseh has also changed his profile on social media to ‘Ex-Chief Coach, Super Eagles.’
NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sansusi confirmed the development, stating, “Yes, we have received a letter from him and I can tell you he has resigned as coach of the national team (Super Eagles).”
He added “I can’t tell you the content of the letter yet because we haven’t met to deliberate on it. We are in Zurich for the Fifa congress but as soon as we are through with the meeting, you will be in the know.”
It would be recalled, that the NFF had drafted the National Technical Director, Amodu Shuaibu, to play a key role in the crucial African Nations Cup qualifiers between the Super Eagles and Pharaohs of Egypt billed for the 25th and 29th of March in Kaduna and Alexandria respectively.
They felt the two-legged encounters is a project bigger than Oliseh, hence the need to involve the experienced Amodu in other to offer some tips and suggestions.
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