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NFF Dismisses Oliseh’s Player Imposition Claims

The Nigeria Football Federation has rejected claims by former Super Eagles head coach, Sunday Oliseh that the NFF Technical and Development Committee tried to impose players on him.

The erstwhile Super Eagles captain and the NFF have been at loggerheads since the former resigned from the post last month.
oliseh 3Chairman of the committee, Barrister Chris Green labelled the allegation as false.

“I can vouch for Felix Anyansi Agwu who was chairman of the committee before me, that he is not that type of person,” Green told

“I was made chairman on January on 16 and travelled to Rwanda on January 17, when the team for the CHAN had been composed.

“The Super Eagles have not played any match since CHAN, so when did we have time to try and impose players on him?

“We are not in anyway moved by his vituperations. He claims we did not provide him information with regards to Egypt, but how come we have been able to provide Siasia with the same? He should respect himself and move on.”

Green also expressed displeasure with Oliseh’s recent conduct and utterances.

“We welcome Oliseh with so much warmth and so much regard for his person.

“It is sad he has failed to reciprocate, even at departure. He is simply full of too much talk.

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“He should stop leapfrogging into unfamiliar territories, such as his mention of capacity- building programme. That programme was fully sponsored by corporate bodies and was never at anyone’s expense benefits.”

Green also made it clear that the NFF would soon write Oliseh to demand a refund of the N5m paid him in lieu of his accomodation in Nigeria, and the February 2016 salary (another N5m naira) that should serve in lieu of his one -month notice of resignation.

He also chastised Oliseh over his self adulation in claiming that he put Nigeria first in his work.

“How much he put Nigeria first in everything he did showed in the way abandoned ship with only weeks to crucial games.

“It is clear he wants to remain in the news for no other reason than to distract the NFF and the team from concentrating on these two crucial matches.

“It is very easy to grandstand and claim to be more patriotic and altruistic than others, but the true test remains what such people when the chips are down.

“Oliseh showed a lack of heart in the way he left. And he was purely grandstanding when claiming some persons spoke to him to drop a law suit, when he knew from the beginning he had no case.”



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