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NFF Cautions Oliseh, Fires Babangida

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The executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday fired a note of warning to Super Eagles head coach, Sunday Oliseh against his unguarded comments in the media about his job and the football federation.

Recall that Oliseh few weeks back took to YouTube in an extraordinary eight minute video rant, made some unwarranted comments about his job in what he called the “insanity” of his critics.

The coach has since then apologised to his employers after he caused controversy.

In a resolve by the executive committee of the NFF signed by Vice presi­dent, Seyi Akinwunmi, the committee made it clear that such breaches from Oliseh, would not be tolerated in the future.

While acknowledging his apology, the committee noted: “In line with global best practices, the Committee decided that Coach Oliseh must henceforth report to the NFF General Secretary and the Technical and Development Committee, and should be ready to defend his entire programme before the Committee, including invitation of players and training programmes.”

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The committee also terminated the services of the personal assistant to the Super Eagles chief coach Tijani Babangida with immidiate effect.

It was gathered that the disengagement of Babangida followed recommendation of the NFF Technical and Development Committee which was unanimously approved.

“The immediate disengagement of Mr. Tijani Babangida as Personal Assistant to Super Eagles’ Coach, Sunday Oliseh, as recommended by the technical and development committee, was unanimously approved and general secretary was therefore mandated to follow the due process in effecting his disengagement.” the NFF statement read in part.

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Nigeria face the Pharaohs of Egypt in back-to-back 2017 African Cup of Nations fixtures next month.