The Nigeria Football Federation will fire Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh if he fails to qualify Nigeria to the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, fcnaija.com has scooped.
The embattled Super Eagles coach is under pressure to qualify Nigeria to the next Africa Cup of Nations, following his poor outing at the African Nations Championship (CHAN), which was followed by his outburst on YouTube describing his critics as ‘insane’, denigrating some of his former international teammates and daring the NFF to fire him.
As a result, he was summoned by the NFF Technical Committee, of which he declined, stating that the committee’s role is mere’ advisory’, therefore, lacked any powers to summon him to a meeting.
The meeting subsequently held in his absence, in which the committee recommended his immediate sack as he was said to have breached his contract, but the sports minister, Solomon Dalung intervened, asking for a stay of execution for the 41-year old former Nigeria captain.
Fcnaija.com has however been told that the sack is only ‘on hold’, as he will be dismissed with ‘immediate effect’ if he fails to get Nigeria to the Gabon 2017 AFCON.
“What we decided is for him (Oliseh) to be sacked with immediate effect if we don’t qualify for the Nations Cup,” our source said.
The Super Eagles are currently second in qualifying group G and face group leaders, Egypt in a double-header next month, in games that could decide Nigeria’s qualification fate.
The Eagles also failed to make the 2015 AFCON under former coach Stephen Keshi, who was subsequently relieved of his duties.