Former Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has slammed the Nigeria Football Federation again, this time for the way they handled the appointment of Paul Le Guen as the Super Eagles coach.
The NFF, according to multiple sources had shortlisted and named the former Lyon manager as Nigeria’s next substantive coach without having a proper agreement with him, which forced the Frenchman to turn down the job in a way that embarrassed the leadership of Nigerian football.
Apparently still smarting from his own soured relationship with the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF and reacting to calls for the resignation of the executive committee of the NFF as presently constituted, Oliseh slammed the way the Glass House handled the Le Guen issue, claiming that the NFF only care about themselves and not Nigerian football.
“Thanks, but as you can see now with the way they handled the Le Guen saga, they are not ready to help Nigeria but themselves,” he wrote on Twitter.
Thanks,but as U can see now with D way they handled the Le Guen saga,they r not ready to help Nigeria but themselves https://t.co/y4cQPWIIwt
— Sunday Oliseh (@SundayOOliseh) July 23, 2016
There was renewed call for Pinnick and his board to resign on Saturday, following the failure of the Nigeria’s U20s to qualify for next year’s CAF U20 Africa Cup of Nations.
With the hashtag #OffTheRecord on Twitter, several prominent journalists and fans questioned the competence of the Pinnick-led NFF, asking him and his executive committee to resign from their positions as the country missed out on another major international competition.
There were also concerns about the rationale for bringing the FIFA president, Gianni Infantinno to Nigeria when the country’s football appears to be in shambles.