Thursday 22 December 2016

Sunday Oliseh Says Quitting Eagles Job Was A Tough Decision

Sunday Oliseh, has described his resignation as the team’s coach as the toughest decision he had taken in life. Oliseh coached the Eagles for less than a year before he resigned in February 2016 citing contract violations on the part of the Nigeria Football Federation, unpaid wages and benefits to players and assistant coaches.

The 42-year-old was appointed as Eagles coach in July 2015 and the former Nigeria captain said he left the job because of his family. Oliseh was in Kenya to conduct a coaching clinic in the East African country. He said “Deciding to resign from the coaching job of the Super Eagles is the most difficult decision I ever took in my whole life. It took me a whole month to decide it. Most of the time I was living in Belgium so I was not reachable to give comments but it got to a time I had to think of my two kids and the 21 years of marriage I have had with my wife and decided to pass the button to another person.”

The former defensive midfielder said African is the most talented continent with players who have football skills when compared with the rest of the world. He outlined that African players only get their football skills polished when they move to play in the European leagues. He said “When I started my football career at the age of 16 in Belgium, the Europeans never taught me how to dribble the ball or pass they only taught me how to be disciplined and what to do at the right time. They just polish what we as Africans have,”

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