The controversy that trailed the resignation of Sunday Oliseh as Super Eagles Coach may have assumed a new dimension as the former Nigerian international insists he was not paid a dime by the Nigeria Football Federation, contrary to their claims that he resigned just moments after they credited his account with N20 million.
Oliseh on Monday March 14, 2016 released his February 2016 bank statement showing clearly no credit transaction was made by the NFF to his bank account.
In documents made available to SIGNAL on Monday, the former Super Eagles coach added evidence of how he spent his personal funds on the feeding of the home based Super Eagles who were neglected by the NFF during the CHAN tournament in Rwanda.
It will be recalled that immediately Oliseh resigned as Super Eagles coach, the NFF disclosed to Nigerians that they had just credited his account with N20 million which is payment for 3 months salary including February. Oliseh refuted the claims but on Monday took a step further providing documents to substantiate his claims.
Meanwhile, the former Super Eagles assistant coach Jean Francois Losciuto has vowed to drag the the NFF to FIFA for breach of contract as he revealed he was owed 6 months salaries at a stretch before his exit. According to him, he’s owed salaries, bonuses and allowance to the tune of $100,000.
Owing to a similar condition, Zimbabwe was barred in March 2015 by FIFA from qualification matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after missing deadlines to pay former national team coach Jose Claudinei Georgini.
The House of Representatives Committee on Sports has invited Oliseh to a hearing to ascertain why he resigned.