27 February 2016

Nigeria: Oliseh - Why I Quit

Photo: Sunday Oliseh/Twitter
Sunday Oliseh.

Sunday Oliseh has said he quit as Nigeria coach in the interest of the country.

After announcing his resignation on twitter in the wee hours of yesterday, the former Ajax midfielder has turned in his resignation letter, which was addressed to General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mohammed Sanusi, and dated February 25, 2016.

"Your contractual violations and the interest of the nation necessitates that I tender my resignation and recourse to the termination of our working agreement," the resignation letter read in part.

A rented apartment in Abuja promised he and his two assistants after he was appointed in July 2015 has yet to be fulfilled. He is also owed four months' salary, while his assistants are also being owed for several months.

He further accused the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) of not giving him enough support to prepare the team for next month's all-important AFCON qualifiers against seven-time champions and qualifying group leaders Egypt.

He said he received "so little help" from the NFF and has been soldering on under "unconducive working conditions".

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