Former personal assistant to Sunday Oliseh, Tijani babangida has revealed the reason his former boss decided to quit as Super Eagles head coach.
According to the former Ajax winger, the Nigerian Football federation (NFF) had already contacted Havre Renard – former Ivory Coast coach – to replace Oliseh.
He noted the NFF promised to pay Mr. Renard $100,000 and was not able to pay Oliseh a salary of N5m for over four months.
“We saw this coming. Nothing is hidden,” The 42-year old said.
Recall that Sunday Oliseh, cited violation of contract as his reason behind his resignation.
Babangida continued, “Oliseh was reliably informed that NFF went to talk to Herve Renard to take over the job as Super Eagles coach. This is one of the things that violated the contract he signed when he became coach.
“He believes his employers are not supporting him to succeed; rather, they are planning for him to fail. Especially, with the crucial game coming up in a month’s time against Egypt for the AFCON qualifier. He feels if he is the problem, why will he be a stumbling block? Hence, his resignation.
“He resigned so that NFF can do what they want to do. With match bonuses owed, salaries not paid, camping allowances too. The house NFF promised him has not even been secured for him. So, where will he stay when he comes to Abuja? Hotel?”
”So, many violations of his contract. No one can work like that. NFF cannot pay Oliseh N5million but they went promising Renard $100,000. This is sad. Why won’t he not resign?”