The Atmosphere Was No Longer Healthy – Sunday Oliseh On Quitting His Job As Nigeria’s Coach

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Sunday Oliseh on his Coaching Career in Nigeria
Sunday Oliseh on his Coaching Career in Nigeria

Former Nigerian player and coach Sunday Oliseh has stated that he has no intention of ever coaching the national team again.

Oliseh had a total of 52 caps for the Super Eagles and he managed the national team between 2015 and 2016 before quitting unexpectedly over unresolved issues with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

The former professional football player revealed in an Live video chat with THE that he would never coach the Super Eagles again.

“No, I don’t have the intention of ever coaching the Super Eagles again. I loved working with the boys, I love coaching my country, but the atmosphere around it was no longer healthy.

I didn’t want the job anymore. Health-wise, I was not feeling too good. Secondly, we were owed salaries. I was spending money on my health and on my team. I just couldn’t die on the job.

Truth is, we have a foreign coach now and from what I heard and know, he is being paid four times the wages Stephen Keshi and I were paid and these are two players (himself and Keshi) won trophies for Nigeria.

I have never heard Gernot Rohr complain about wages. Keshi, while he was coaching, was always complaining. When I was coaching for four months, I was unpaid. For six months, my assistants were unpaid, so I had to leave the job. We were also being frustrated.”

Oliseh said his plan was to take the team to the next level before he made the decision to quit.

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