What made me resign as Super Eagles coach in 2016 – Sunday Oliseh

Former Super Eagles midfielder Sunday Oliseh has revealed the reasons behind his resignation as the national team’s coach in 2016. In an interview on Elegbete TV on YouTube, Oliseh discussed the challenges he faced during his tenure.



Appointed as head coach in July 2015, Oliseh resigned from the position in February 2016. The former Juventus midfielder cited a lack of support from his employers, players, and the media as the primary reasons for his departure.


“I coached the Super Eagles for fourteen games, winning four and losing only two. One of the losses was a friendly against Congo in Belgium.


“After being unpaid for four months, and my assistants for six months, I fell ill and received no support. I spent thousands of dollars on medical treatment and was mocked by some media for my illness. I resigned because I didn’t get support.

When I left, Nigeria was still on track to qualify for the 2017 Nations Cup, needing to beat Egypt to qualify,” Oliseh explained.

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