I Have no Case with the NFF – Oliseh


Erstwhile Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has categorically expressed his decision to withdraw his suit against the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

Oliseh had a bitter-sweet experience as manager of the senior national team before his resignation less than eight months into his contract after having a disastrous campaign at the 2016 African Nations Championship in Rwanda where the team crashed out in the group stages.

He disclosed he presented a demand letter dated February 16 with a deadline of February 25, no phone call or email was made to address this matter and he then resigned by midnight of February 25.

“I have instructed my lawyers to withdraw the lawsuit against the NFF,” Oliseh announced on YouTube.

“After speaking with well-meaning Nigerians, who I respect a lot, I also believe it is useless joining issues with people who are bent on deceiving Nigerians and misleading Nigerians and diverting attention from the reality. Certain vested interests in the NFF put their own interests first before that of Nigeria. My position of putting Nigeria first was a hindrance” he continued.

“If you put Nigeria first, you will always have problems with the NFF. This also explains why the benefits of players and wages and coaches are always placed secondary, while other things like team building trips (for FA chairmen) will always be catered to first.”

Oliseh further alleged that rather than for the technical committee to offer him technical assistance, they preferred to impose players on him. I asked the technical committee for information to help us against Egypt since July 2015, but I got no such information,” he said.