Why I Resigned as Super Eagles Coach – Sunday Oliseh Speaks Out + His Full Resignation Letter

Sunday Oliseh,  resigned as the Head Coach of the Nigerian football team, the Super Eagles, just over seven months after he was appointed.

In an interview this morning, the embattled tactician has explained succinctly the major reasons for quitting the Super Eagles. Oliseh who had been in a running battle with his employers over what he termed uncondusive working conditions, told Complete Sports Nigeria that he was irked by the underground moves by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to sack him and the constant violations of his contractual agreement.

He went further to reveal that he was irked by the fact that the President Of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick tried to hire Frenchman, Herve Renard soon after the Home Eagles crashed out of the group stages of the African Nations Champions.

“They had their motives and what I did was in the best interest of the country. While I was coach of the team they tried to hire Renard who turned them down citing three major reasons.

“When I sought their aid to effectively carry out my duties I was ignored and instead of the helping me getting the players to give their best and placing them in a very good condition at an advantages to the team play, they had plans to derail the progress of the team’s chances.

“The most important objective is for the Super Eagles Of Nigeria to qualify to the next AFCON and the World Cup 2018,” Oliseh in the wee hours of Friday.

Below is a copy of from the Resignation Letter Sunday Oliseh sent to the NFF.

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 emails 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

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