Sunday Oliseh may have been smiling to the bank just before he announced his resignation as the Super Eagles coach as the Nigeria Football Federation has said they paid him the sum of N20m just before he tendered his resignation.
There were unconfirmed reports on Friday that the former Nigeria skipper was paid his three months’ salary arrears amounting to N15m, while also receiving an additional N5m for his housing allowance for the year.
Speaking on Friday, chairman of the NFF Technical Committee, Chris Green confirmed the reports, stating that the Glass House had indeed paid Oliseh the sum of N20m before he resigned his job.
“I can confirm to you, because I got the information from my General Secretary, Sanusi Mohammed and I believe him that N20m has been paid to Sunday Oliseh, covering backlog of his salaries and as well as his housing allowance for one year,” Green said to fcnaija.com.
Asked if Oliseh will now be asked the refund the N5m he was paid for his allowance for the year since he has resigned, Green said: “Well, we don’t want to get distracted now. Whatever things that are associated with this will be tackled by the appropriate authorities.
“But suffice it to say that we have to move ahead and plan for the two games that are coming in a few weeks’ time,” Green said.
Meanwhile, Oliseh had cited ‘lack of support, unpaid wages, benefits to my players, assistant coaches & myself’, as reasons for his decision to resign from his post as the Super Eagles coach, just one month to the crucial back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt.