The Nigeria Football Federation has slammed immediate past Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh and accused him of almost ruining the team with his ‘impulsive style of man management’, as the war of words between them and the former Super Eagles coach continues.
The NFF is responding to several allegations made by the erstwhile Nigeria coach in the media and in his resignation letter and in a swift reversal of roles, are also making some allegations of their own against Oliseh.
In a statement released on Monday, the Glass House sought to respond to the allegations made by the former Super Eagles captain, by also claiming Oliseh tore the team apart as he was on the verge of forcing senior players of the Super Eagles into retirement, following his public fall-out with Vincent Enyeama
The statement reads in part: “On resumption, Coach Oliseh wanted to sack the entire backroom staff of the Super Eagles including the media officer saying that he could not work with them,” the NFF claims.
“A potentially messy situation was aborted by the firm position of the General Secretary and the President on the matter. The coach virtually tore the team apart with his impulsive style of man management, for example if not for the way the NFF President and Vice Presidents handled the matter, his disagreement with erstwhile captain Vincent Enyeama would have seen all the senior players quit the Super Eagles.”
This comes on the heels of Oliseh’s resignation last Thursday, amid citing ‘contract violations, lack of support, unpaid wages, benefits to my players, assistant coaches and myself’.
The Glass House, meanwhile, have insisted they have paid him all salary arrears as well as his housing allowance for the year.