Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has said that contrary to speculations that he was throwing in the towel, he is staying on as the coach of the national team. Oliseh has come under criticism following the Eagles’ shock exit from the ongoing African Nations Championship in Rwanda. He went on to blame some off-field circumstances for the team’spoor performances. He blamed the Nigeria Football Federation for neglecting the team in Rwanda saying at some point, he had to spend his own money on the team’s feeding.
“A lot of things have to change and these are what will be ironed out before another competition starts. The money crisis was a huge one. The players were doing well at the start but their attitude and form dipped when it became very evident that they would not get their cash until after the tournament.
“But if the NFF didn’t have the cash, they could have supported the team in many other ways. They were left alone in a very small two-star hotel in Rwanda. Most of the times the players could not eat what was served by the hotel and Oliseh had to supplement with cash to enable the players eat outside. The coach also assisted many who could not really get quality boot and this was a drain to his pocket.
“In the Abuja camp, there was little or no visit from the NFF team. When you owe players, you should stay close enough to make them believe that they will truly get their money later,” he said.
Reports on social media are linking former DR Congo coach, Claude Leroy and one time Zambia coach, Renard as his replacement. Some report s have also said the players have been Oliseh as they are yet to receive their allowances for the match against Swaziland in November.
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