AFCON Qualification, Super Eagle Fate Hangs in Balance as Oliseh Resigns

Barely four weeks away (March 23) from crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Egypt, the Nigerian team have no substantive coach.
Super Eagle, Sunday Oliseh, who has been in a shadow boxing with officials of the Nigera Football Federation (NFF) since after the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda, January 2016, which the national did not go beyond the knoct out stage threw in the towel early morning Friday, sighti g contractual disagreement.
His resignation, indeed, after several weeks of controversy between him and his employers, Oliseh took to his Twitter handle, @SundayOOliseh to announce his resignation. He 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 signed a three-year deal on July 15, 2015, succeeding Stephen Keshi, who was sacked at the start of July.
He spent barely eight months as Eagles chief coach. Oliseh, earned 63 caps for Nigeria and helped the country win the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations and Olympic gold in 1996. He became the fourth player from the class of 1994 to manage the Super Eagles after Austin Eguavoen, Samson Siasia and Keshi.
His resignation has left the national team like sheep without shepherd at a time Nigeria qualification for AFCON is hanging in the balance.

Author: News Editor

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