Super Eagles head coach, Sunday Oliseh has come under further scrutiny as the Nigerian football Federation (NFF) has demanded that the 41-year old concentrate on winning honours for the country instead of defending failure.
Speaking in a recent interview with Thecable, NFF’s Head of Technical Committee and Board Member, Barrister Chris Green, rubbished Oliseh’s claims that the CHAN Eagles crashed in Rwanda due to financial neglect by the football federation.
He urged the embattled coach to follow the steps of fellow coaches Samson Siasia and Emmanuel Amuneke, who were owed but still won laurels for the country.
He said: “I don’t think it is very fair to the NFF that Sunday Oliseh will say the team was not motivated.
“Of course, he sent his programme to the NFF for him to camp in Nigeria as well as Pretoria in South Africa and that programme was executed.
“In South Africa, he had good matches to play, which he played.
“Ordinarily, in a tournament where one will have domestic players, one would have said they should remain in the country and prepare.
“But in this case, in total obedience to the programme of the coach, they had to leave Nigeria and went to Pretoria.
“And so, I will not want to say that the NFF did not motivate the team.
“What about Samson Siasia’s team that played all the way to the final and won the cup without being paid their match bonuses and allowances?
“What about Emmanuel Amuneke that played till the final and won the World Cup in Chile without being paid?
“Also, what about the girls that went to Namibia and won?
“They all know that their money will be paid to them.
“And I can assure you that very soon, all debts will be cleared when the NFF receives its money.”
Green went on to criticise the coach over his lack of personnel management skills, saying: “It is quite unfortunate that Oliseh will say that.
“I think if that kind of story is true or false, it’s not for public consumption. That’s not good management.
“If there’s anything like that, that matter should be proper dealt inside.
“It is not something that should be peddled for the citizens to hear.
“It is like you are more or less instigating the players against their managers over unpaid debts.
“But what I can assure you is that every player that’s owed will be paid to the last kobo.”