Former Nigeria national team handler, Sunday Oliseh has withdrawn a law suit against the Nigeria Football Federation saying it is in the interest of the country. He made the announcement in a recent video posted on youtube. The former Nigerian captain has also insisted that no payment was made into his account
“I asked technical committee for information to help us against Egypt since July 2015, but I got no such information. Instead what they found more important to them was who will play for Nigeria, who is invited, who will play and I refused because they are not coaches.” He added.
FULL TEXT OF OLISEH’S VIDEO
Hello my name is Sunday Oliseh and have instructed my lawyers to withdraw the law suit against the Nigeria Football Federation after speaking with well meaning Nigerians whom I respect a lot.
I also believe that it’s useless joining issues with people who are bent on deceiving Nigerians,misleading Nigerians and diverting attention from the reality and the reality is that I decided to resign on the 25th of February because certain vested interest in the NFF put their own interest first before the interest of our country.
But I also believe that Nigerians deserve to know the truth, I feel that it is important to know that my position as regards Nigeria coming first was a hindrance to the personal interest of certain vested interest in the NFF and for that reason anybody who is gonna come in and be in my position as chief coach and who put Nigeria first will always have problems that is for sure.
Now this also explains why importance of very necessary expenditure that are important for the progression of our country like wages of players,benefit of players, the coaches are always placed secondary whereas other expenditures that have very little bearing to the progression of our country will always be cater to first.
For example you know team building a trimester we don’t really need that for our national team to progress.
I also feel in order to no let Nigerians get the true picture they are just bent on tarnishing my image that is why they have come up with stories like they paid me then I left , I have attached underneath here since the federal government hearing is not gonna hold today, I have attached underneath here statements of my account of the Zenith Bank the bank they NFF dealt with me the few occasion I have been paid.
I have attached it underneath here and you can see from the month of February that no payment that was made from the NFF to me uptil the time I resigned on the 25th and even wayward after that on the 29th that the month ended you can see that.
I also feel that it is right you know that I asked the technical committee for information, for materials to help us as regards to Egypt and I asked them way back as July 2015 as at the time I resigned on the 25th of February 2016 there was no information for us even though I demanded them on several occasions by emails also so there’s proof of it so they dare not deny it but what I feel they were more important about or what they find more important to them was trying to influence who plays for Nigeria, who get invited, who will play and obviously I refused because they are not coaches.
I also feel that it is unfair but that notwithstanding to treat players the way they did the way the players are being treated because it influences how the players perform and how they react so for that reason I have attach here also, please find attached also the proof, the invoice of the food that they are saying I didn’t buy in South Africa I have attached it here for you to see and that shows you that where in the world does the national team coach of the first team buy food for the team we are the richest Africa Nation.
So that alone I leave you to judge yourself now since I did not want to be part of this of putting Nigeria second and personal interest first there was no way this could continue and I felt it was time to let be that was why I resigned bye bye, thank you bye.
On the 16th of February I wrote a demand letter to the Nigeria Football Federation and I gave them an ultimatum for the 25th to settle issues dating way back as to July 2015 and almost by midnight when that ultimatum was not met I resigned, no phone call was made no email was made to try to address this demand later and it was very clear and when I resigned, I resigned by email and I resigned also by postmail and even afterwards the president and the Vice President called me and we spoke about this almost till 2am and they tried to convince me not to do what have done but the decision has been taken and before even that I contacted the minister with due respect to Nigeria and to him before I even resigned I called him to tell him as the father of Nigeria sports, so I don’t really think you need too much convincing because you’ve always known that our federation what they are like that but then it was a pleasure to have serve Nigerians, I do love you Nigerians, thank you once again