Oliseh Reveals Real Reason He Dumped S’Eagles Coaching Job

Former Super Eagles skipper Sunday Oliseh has debunked rumours claiming he left the Nigerian coaching job because of voodoo, explaining that he had issues with his health before quitting as the team’s manager in 2016.

“I resigned from the Super Eagles because I had decided that when I was sick, I was going to stop because I did not get any help from the federation,” the Super Eagles legend told Channels Sports on Sunday.

“In fact, I did not get any kobo from that 11,300 Euro I spent and I told them about the fees. Nobody tried to help or support.”

Oliseh noted that after he took the Nigerian side to the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) 2016, he had to tender his resignation, dismissing insinuations that he left the job because he never loved the country.

“How can you tell me you love Nigeria more than me?” he asked. “I have come out of a dying bed to help Nigeria get to the Nations Cup final in 2000. I have spent my money to finance the Super Eagles on several occasions.”

The former Ajax Amsterdam midfielder who won gold in the football event of the 1996 Olympics, therefore, called on naysayers who think they love the country more, to prove their dedication to Nigeria by showing what they have done for it.

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“If you love Nigeria, show me what you have done for Nigeria, not what you have taken from Nigeria,” Oliseh added.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.