NFF: Oliseh is gone and we have to move forward


Spokesman of the Nigerian Federation, Ademola Olajire, in an interview with Nigerian Television Authority today, said the federation heard of Oliseh’s resignation in the media and was yet to receive a letter from the coach.

“As far as we are concerned, it is good riddance to bad rubbish. He is not the kind of person we though he was. Oliseh is gone and we have to move forward, He went on YouTube to abuse Nigerians. The Minister pleaded with the federation to allow him to remain in place for our next two matches. As you can see, he did not even wait for those matches.” he concluded

The NFF is yet to issue an official statement on the issue.

Meanwhile the former Super Eagles coach on Thursdays revealed he was approached by a  top African team three months into his appointment. He said this during one of the sessions of the Social Media Week.

“I must state that within three months of coaching the Super Eagles, I got an offer from a very top African nation to become the coach of their national team, but I turned it down,” Oliseh spokes via Skype from his base in Belgium. Oliseh buttressed that there have been improvement in the style of play of the Super Eagles and result-wise as the team have lost just once in competitive matches since he took charge. He wanted football analysts in his country to help inform fans with the correct information about the national team.

“We have lost just one competitive match in 14. That is an improvement. The team has improved in areas of movement and passing of the ball, so analysts must give fans the correct information because the team has improved in a very short time, considering that there are new players in the team too,” Oliseh said on Thursday.

However, Oliseh’s focus is on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games against Egypt. He revealed that “there are challenges we are facing.I asked the technical committee for videos and analysis of Egypt since July. Since then I haven’t got it. I am not blaming NFF for anything. We all know the situation in the country right now. However, I must state that there are challenges we are facing,” he disclosed.


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