Oliseh to Pay $30,000 Fine for Outburst on Video



The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, will fine Sunday Oliseh, Super Eagles coach $30,000 for his extraordinary eight-minute video outburst over the weekend during which he described his critics as insane

OLISEH had come under pressure after Nigeria failed to get past the group stages of the African Nations Championship, CHAN, in Rwanda.

He has apologised to the NFF for his rant aimed at the Nigerian media as well as his vociferous former international teammates.

The country’s sports minister Solomon Dalung and NFF boss Amaju Pinnick met in the capital Abuja on Tuesday to discuss the embarrassing saga.

Former Nigeria captain Oliseh, who succeeded Stephen Keshi as coach in July, has seen his reign in charge of the three-time African Champions blighted by controversies.

Some high profile players have decided to retire since he took over as coach including goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama – Nigeria’s most-capped player – who quit after he was replaced as captain.

Two weeks later striker Emmanuel Emenike also announced his retirement from international football.

Oliseh, unpaid for five months, had also gone public with the money problems affecting his team during the CHAN tournament to the embarrassment of his employers.

Nigeria face seven-time African champions Egypt in back-to-back 2017 African Cup of Nations fixtures next month.

They are two points behind group leaders Egypt after two rounds of matches with only group winners guaranteed automatic qualification to the tournament in Gabon.

— Feb 10, 2016 @ 19:40 GMT


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