Tijani Babangida has revealed that the main reason why Sunday Oliseh resigned as Super Eagles manager was because the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Offered Herve Renard $100,000 to takeover the national team job.
Babangida who acted as a special adviser to Sunday Oliseh during his seven months spell with the 3-time African Nations Cup Champions explained that the NFF promised to pay renard $100,000 a month when Oliseh’s salary of N5million a month could not even be paid but the Football House had since claimed that they paid his four months outstanding salaries before his resignation.
Oliseh resigned his position as coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, citing contract violations, lack of support, unpaid wages, benefits to his players, assistant coaches & himself.
“We saw this coming. Nothing is hidden. Oliseh was reliably informed that NFF went to talk to Herve Renard to take over the job as Super Eagles coach. This is one of the things that violated the contract he signed when he became coach,” Babangida said.
“He believes his employers are not supporting him to succeed; rather, they are planning for him to fail. Especially, with the crucial game coming up in a month’s time against Egypt for the AFCON qualifier. He feels if he is the problem, why will he be a stumbling block? Hence, his resignation.
“He resigned so that NFF can do what they want to do. With match bonuses owed, salaries not paid, camping allowances too. The house NFF promised him has not even been secured for him. So, where will he stay when he comes to Abuja? Hotel? ” So, many violations of his contract. No one can work like that. NFF cannot pay Oliseh N5million but they went promising Renard $100,000. This is sad. Why won’t he not resign?”
Herve Renard, who won the Africa Cup of Nations with Zambia in 2012 and Cote d’Ivoire in 2015 is now the manager of the Moroccan national team.
Interestingly, Stephen Keshi was sacked as Super Eagles manager for applying for another job while still the gaffer of the team but who fires the NFF who were allegedly looking for a new manager while Sunday Oliseh was in charge of the team.