Immediate past coach of the Super Eagles Sunday Oliseh has denied claims by the Nigeria Football Federation that he was paid N20m before he resigned his position.
The NFF had claimed on Friday after Oliseh resigned that they paid him his salary arrears for three months amounting to N15m, as well as his accommodation allowance for one year, amounting to N5m, making a total of N20m.
But the controversial 41-year old has denied such claims, stating that he didn’t receive any payments before announcing his resignation, and has still not received any payments.
“I didn’t not resign because I had been paid and this is one of the reasons I had to thrown in the towel,” he told Brila FM on Saturday.
“And as I am speaking to you, I have not been paid, I have no alert. My assistant called the bank yesterday and I spoke to my bank manager and nothing has been paid.
“So it is not a question of them paying me and I resigned. And even if they paid me, what is the fuss, it is my money that they are owing me,” Oliseh fired.
Meanwhile, speaking to fcnaija.com on Friday, chairman of the NFF Technical Committee and member of the NFF executive committee, Chris Green said Oliseh had been paid.
He said: “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.”
The Glass House has since appointed Samson Siasia as the new interim coach of the team, and to be assisted by Emmanuel Amuneke, Salisu Yusuf and Alloy Agu.