Written by Emmanuel Ogbeche

Oliseh’s lost cause

It was long in coming and it did so with the expected bang. Controversial Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh could not have been more dramatic than he was last Thursday when he announced his resignation on twitter.

Since the ex-Super Eagles player was appointed national team coach a few months ago, there have been not a few controversies with all major stakeholders in the nation’s footballing circle.

Oliseh, a member of the Olympics gold winning team of 1996 and captain of the Super Eagles in 2002 Nations Cup, he was simply one captain that was too heady that he had to be dropped from that year’s World Cup.

Over the years, he has done well as a football pundit on the popular DSTV sports channel, a false flag that he could translate his punditry to the footballing pitch.

Few weeks into his appointment, it became clear to those at Nigeria’s football federation that he is a nutcase as threw tantrums at all except himself.

So, when the news broke that he had called it quits with barely 5 days to Nigeria’s double header with Egypt in Kano for Nations Cup crucial qualifier and World Cup ticket, it was apparent his cause was lost.

Like a man full of boast but lacking in ability, Oliseh turned his back on his country when his much advertised skills were very much needed.

For many, it is good riddance to rubbish that was inherently bad from the start.


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