NFF May Sack Oliseh if… – Taribo


Former Super Eagles defender, Taribo West has disclosed that team coach, Sunday Oliseh may face the exit door if he fails to achieve the necessary results for the senior national team.

Oliseh has come under heavy criticism after Home Based Super Eagles couldn’t make it past the group stage of the 2016 African Nations Championship in Rwanda coupled with the fact that he faulted the Nigerian Football Federation for abandoning the team at a critical time.


Taribo, who played alongside Oliseh at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France where the team crashed out in the last 16th after suffering a 4 – 1 defeat against Denmark, insisted that Oliseh must allow his results to speak for him or else the big hammer will fall on his head.

“I don’t think it will be right to start criticizing Sunday Oliseh at this point in time. However, if he can give us results that will make Nigerians happy, we will stick with him; but if he can’t then he should go,” Taribo said during a television interview in Lagos.

“More importantly, we don’t really value what we have at all. When Stephen Keshi was managing the team then, some people were grumbling that he’s arrogant and the result is what we are seeing now.

“Be as it may, we should learn to give our coaches some level of confidence so that they can perform well” he added.