Oliseh fires fresh shots at NFF on YouTube, withdraws lawsuit

Sunday Oliseh

Former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has withdrawn his law suit against the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) – but not without hitting at his former employers.

Oliseh, who quit his role with the Nigeria national team last month, has been at logger-head with the football body over his unpaid salaries.

The former Ajax midfielder had threatened to sue the Amaju Pinnick-led group who he claimed are “misleading Nigerians and diverting attention from the reality”.

“I have instructed my lawyers to withdraw the law suit against the NFF,” Oliseh said in a video posted on YouTube.

“After speaking with well-meaning Nigerians, who I respect a lot, I also believe it is useless joining issues with people who are bent on deceiving Nigerians and misleading Nigerians and diverting attention from the reality.”

Oliseh further revealed the circumstances leading to his resignation saying: “And the reality is that I decided to resign on the 25th of February because certain vested interest in the NFF put in 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. ”

The 41-year-old gaffer had stern warning for his successor – stressing that tough times await whoever is dedicated to the job.

“And for that reason, anybody who is going to come in and be in my position as chief coach and who puts Nigeria first will always have problems. That is for sure,” Oliseh added.

“Now, this also explains why important or very necessary expenditures that are important for the progression of our country, like wages of the players, the coaches are always placed secondary. Whereas other expenditures that have very little bearing to the progression of our country, will always be catered for first.

“I also feel in order not to let Nigerians get the true picture, they are hell-bent on tarnishing my credibility. And that is why they’ve come up with this story like they’ve paid me and then I left.”

As regards his appalling relationship with the NFF Technical Committee, the former Eagles skipper stated that the body had on several occasions tried to impose players on him which he declined.

“But what I feel they regarded more important about was trying to influence who plays for Nigeria, who gets invited, who would play. And obviously, I refused because they are not coaches.”

Oliseh also released his February 2016 bank statement (see below) to counter claims that he resigned moments after his account was credited with N20 million.

Meanwhile, Oliseh’s assistant, Jean Francois Losciuto, has vowed to drag the NFF to FIFA for breach of contract as he revealed he was owed six months salaries at a stretch before his exit.

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