The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has issued coach Sunday Oliseh a seven-day ultimatum to name sports journalists who he alleged demanded for money from him.
Oliseh, last week in a YouTube video accused some unnamed journalists of trying to extort money from him, so they would write favorable reviews about his tenure.
The coach also claimed that some journalists even went as far as acting as agents in order to get some players into the Eagles.
These allegations provoked SWAN, as the association in a statement signed by its national secretary Andrew Abba, stated that Oliseh must come up with the names of the sportswriters involved.
The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to a recent statement credited to the Head Coach of the Super Eagles Mr.Sunday Ogochukwu Oliseh that some members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) have been approaching him requesting for money to enable them write favourable reports for him, and that some are acting as agents requesting that he invites certain players to camp so that they can do business with them.
“The leadership of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in its quest to ensure continous sanity in the profession, and for the purpose of the change mantra which is gradually revolving round every aspect of the economy, is requesting that the Head Coach names these journalists that approached him within the next seven days.
“This has become imperative considering the recent bashing the Sports Writers have been receiving from the NFF and its employees. It would be recalled that the NFF President only recently at the National Assembly took a swipe on the Sports Writers for being the brain behind their inabilities to secure sponsors for the Federation.
“Henceforth, SWAN would no longer fold its arms and watch people blame their misfortune on the Association. We have, as major stakeholders, contributed positively to the development of sports in the country, and would no longer tolerate people dragging SWAN in their maladministration technical ineptitude.
“We remain committed to sports development in Nigeria.”