As the exchange of words between the Nigeria Football Federation and Sunday Oliseh continues, the Glass House has taken another swipe at the erstwhile Super Eagles coach as they claim he played a fast one on them.
Reacting to statements by Oliseh that was not paid prior to his resignation and his insistence that he still hasn’t been paid, the NFF have however accused the 41-year old of selling them a dummy by resigning shortly after being paid his salary arrears.
A statement released by the Glass House on Monday reads in part: “We find it strange though that, after complaints of non -payment, Mr. Oliseh waited to receive monies owed him before resigning.
“Two days before his resignation, he had passionately appealed that we unite as one force to fight the battle on the football field with the Egyptian national team. We had no idea he was selling a dummy.”
The NFF have been reacting to the allegations of ‘lack of support and non-payment of salaries and allowances’ made by Oliseh in the media and in his resignation letter.
They are also accusing the former Nigeria international of breach of contract, as they claim he acted contrary to what was stipulated in his contract on several occasions.
“Even though by the terms of his contract he was obliged to return to Nigeria at least 2 weeks to any Super Eagles match and is obliged to watch our domestic league matches from time to time,” another part of the statement reads.
“And one can count how many local league matches he has watched and one can point out that he did not return to Nigeria before he went to the CHAN championship on the grounds that he was ill. Yet, he went to South Africa and Rwanda but did not return with the team to Nigeria.
“The NFF has accommodated these only in support of the ultimate success of the coach and the team.
“Contrary to the terms of his contract, Coach Oliseh went on air several times to talk about the NFF’s finances and in a derogatory manner. He went on air to insult Nigerians in what is now known as his ‘YouTube rant’ wherein he made serious allegations against the Nigeria media, which he has failed to substantiate. In it, he also noted that he didn’t want the job of the Super Eagles Chief Coach but was prevailed upon to accept it.”
Oliseh resigned his post last Thursday and made several allegations against the Glass House, which they have now responded to.