Tijjani Babangida, former Super Eagles star and special adviser to ex-Super Eagles chief coach, Sunday Oliseh, has opened up with more information on why Sunday Oliseh resigned his appointment, saying the coach was “reliably informed” that his job had already been offered to Herve Renard, who won the Africa Cup of Nations with Zambia in 2012 and Cote d’Ivoire in 2015.
According to Babangida, Oliseh’s resignation was not a surprise at all, as the coach was surprised to see that the NFF promised to pay renard $100,00 a month when his own salary of N5million a month could not even be paid. “We saw this coming. Nothing is hidden. Oliseh was reliably informed that NFF went to talk to Herve Renard to take over the job as Super Eagles coach. This is one of the things that violated the contract he signed when he became coach,” Babangida said.
“He believes his employers are not supporting him to succeed; rather, they are planning for him to fail. Especially, with the crucial game coming up in a month’s time against Egypt for the AFCON qualifier. He feels if he is the problem, why will he be a stumbling block? Hence, his resignation.
“He resigned so that NFF can do what they want to do. With match bonuses owed, salaries not paid, camping allowances too. The house NFF promised him has not even been secured for him. So, where will he stay when he comes to Abuja? Hotel? ” So, many violations of his contract. No one can work like that. NFF cannot pay Oliseh N5million but they went promising Renard $100,000. This is sad. Why won’t he resign?”