Breaking: Sunday Oliseh Resigns As Super Eagles’ Coach


Sunday Oliseh has resigned as  the head coach of Nigeria’s senior team, the Super Eagles. This is barely eight month after he was appointed amidst much fanfare. Oliseh signed a three-year deal in July 2015, succeeding Stephen Keshi, who was sacked at the start of July.

Oliseh announced his resignation early hours Friday February 26, through his Twitter handle @SundayOOliseh. He twitted:

“I feel fortunate, blessed and eternally grateful for having had the honour to play, captain and coach this great nation of ours, Nigeria. Due to contract violations, lack of support,unpaid wages, benefits to my players, Assistant Coaches and myself, I resign as Super Eagles Chief Coach.”

Also See: Oliseh’s Media Outburst – “My Critics Are Insane!

He has also changed his profile to Ex-Chief Coach of the Super Eagles. See the tweets below:


Oliseh has also tendered his resignation letter officially to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) explaining the reasons for his resignation. Below is the copy of the letter.

Dear General Secretary of NFF,

Object: Letter of Resignation.

Due to incessant Violations of our signed agreement (Contract) I am hereby informing you of my decision to terminate our working collaboration signed in July 2015
The most important objective is for the Super Eagles Of Nigeria to qualify to the next AFCON and the World Cup 2018.
Since so little help is being rendered me in getting the players to give their best and very vital conditions and advantages to the team play are also being sacrificed coupled with non redress of the aforementioned despite my several e mails and others, seeking your aid to effectively carry out my duties were ignored.
These unconducive working conditions that my coaching crew and myself have to live with, your contractual violations and the interest of the nation necessitates that I tender my resignation and recourse to the termination of our working agreement.
Many thanks for the opportunity to serve my fatherland.

Sunday Oliseh

Chief Coach Super Eagles of Nigeria

Oliseh  who signed a three-year deal in July 2015, succeeding Stephen Keshi, who was sacked at the start of July started having problems with the executives of the NFF over remuneration, match tactics and results.

The Football body didn’t receive Oliseh’s complaints over unpaid remunerations well and threatened to sanction him.Oliseh also had issues managing the team, a typical example was his issue with the team’s former captain and  goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, which led to the later’s resignation in October, 2015 barely three months after Oliseh assumed office as head coach.

The criticism that followed the woeful outing of the Super Eagles at the CHAN competition in Rwanda, where the team was eliminated in the first round, Oliseh launched a verbal attack at his critics calling them “insane.”

“I am addressing this insanity which has befallen some of our critics and I call it insanity because they must be insane to start seeking the prerequisite on the future of the national team coach because we crashed out of CHAN,” he said

He later had to apologize to the NFF and Nigerians for his choice of words.

Sunday Oliseh who played as a defensive midfielder, was part of the Nigerian Super Eagles squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia in 1994.

He also played in the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cup final competitions, in with the Super Eagles reached  the Round of 16 in both. Oliseh was also a member of the Nigeria’s U23 side that won Africa’s first Olympic football gold in Atlanta ’96.

He has also earned 63 caps for Nigeria and has also picked  Africa Cup of Nations gold, silver and bronze medals.

Nigerians have however taken to twitter to react to Oliseh resignation with most of them calling it ‘good  riddance’. Below are some of their reactions:

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