Former Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has come hard again on the Amaju Pinnick-led Nigeria Football Federation and has described their reign as the worst in terms of being a Nigeria international in his years of experience with the team both as a player and coach.
The former Nigeria captain has been writing on his personal website about his experience coaching the Super Eagles.
Talking about the level of welfare for players of the national team at the moment, Oliseh wrote: “In my entire 23 years of involvement with the Super Eagles, never has the working conditions and player welfare been as bad as it was when I was in charge. The team stood out like beggars!
“For a team like the legendary Super Eagles, our players were not furnished with as little as bathroom slippers from NIKE. The training equipment’s had to be bought from local stores in Aba and Lagos.
“Football shoes were not available and on the camp in South Africa during CHAN, I had to buy 2 football shoes for my players,” he claimed.
Like he had claimed previously, Oliseh reiterated that he had to sometimes buy food for players with his own money as he claims the NFF were not alive to their responsibilities.
“Even the barest minimum like food was lacking. Feeding was unsuitable to put it lightly and had to pay for the feeding of the team. Little did I know that not only will I not be reimbursed, it would be contested by the Nff and I would be criticized for it?
“The Nigerian ambassador to South Africa was rightfully incensed as to why the Nff failed to notify him of the team’s arrival to South Africa and be left to fender in such a sorry state!
“I had organized via my South African friends the world standard performance centre in Pretoria for the super eagles and the on the only thing the Nff was left to do was the accommodation and transportation, and those were the areas we saw hell!”