Friday, February 26, 2016

Sunday Oliseh Resigns as Super Eagles Head Coach!



Sunday Oliseh
Sunday Oliseh took over from Stephen Keshi as the Super Eagles Coach and sincerely hit the ground to reposition the team. However, building a nation has never been easy anywhere not to talk of a nation that has corruption glued to every aspect of her national life like Nigeria. He faced several challenges and obviously got limited support from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and other regulatory bodies that seem to have fallen apart in principle.

Just like his predecessors, Sunday Oliseh was owed his salaries and other entitlements due to him. Also, there seem to be lack of commitment on the part of NFF to fulfill their contract terms. Oliseh may have had his weak points as an individual, which got some prominent players like Vincent Enyeama and Emenike quitting the team, but he probably had the best intensions for the team. However, not being able to continue working with individuals that seem to have set him up for failure, Oliseh took the honorable way out by resigning his position as the coach. 

He explained succinctly the major reasons for quitting the Nigeria senior national team, the Super Eagles eight months after being appointed.  Read his resignation letter after the cut...

Dear General Secretary of NFF,
Object: Letter of Resignation.

Due to incessant Violations of our signed agreement (Contract) I am hereby informing you of my decision to terminate our working collaboration signed in July 2015. The most important objective is for the Super Eagles of Nigeria to qualify to the next AFCON and the World Cup 2018.

Since so little help is being rendered me in getting the players to give their best and very vital conditions and advantages to the team play are also being sacrificed coupled with non redress of the aforementioned despite my several e mails and others, seeking your aid to effectively carry out my duties were ignored.

These unconducive working conditions that my coaching crew and myself have to live with, your contractual violations and the interest of the nation necessitates that I tender my resignation and recourse to the termination of our working agreement.

Many thanks for the opportunity to serve my fatherland.

Sunday Oliseh
Chief Coach Super Eagles of Nigeria