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Oliseh: Fortuna Sittard Punished Me For Rejecting “Illegal Activities”

Oliseh: Fortuna Sittard Punished Me For Rejecting “Illegal Activities”

By James Agberebi:

Former Nigeria international, Sunday Oliseh, has comfirmed that Fortuna Sittard have taken disciplinary action against him but claims that his refusal to take part in fraudulent activities at the club led to his suspension, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

On Wednesday, Fortuna announced on their official website that Oliseh’s relationship with other personnel at the club left them with no choice but to render him inactive, which suggests that he was fired as head coach.

The club claimed that the decision had nothing to do with the club’s recent poor form which has seen them lose four straight league games.


Oliseh however clarified that he was suspended, rather than sacked, and told his own side of the story.

“I confirm: Due to my refusal to participate in Illegal activities at Fortuna sittard and violate the Law, I have been Suspended from my duties as Coach by the Foreign Owners of Fortuna,” Oliseh wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

“Unfortunate for the lovely fans, my players and our hard fought phenomenal positioning for Promotion.”

Oliseh however refused to reveal the illegal activities he refused to participate in when one of his Twitter followers sought an explanation.

Fortuna, who were battling relegation when Oliseh took over in January 2017, are currently third on 44 points in the league table, five points behind leaders NEC Nijmejen. Fortuna have already qualified for the play-offs for promotion to the top flight.

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  • Footballfanatic 5 years ago

    You are wete a great footballer and you have potentials to be a good manager. You did a great job with this team but personalities can derail success… You have to fix certain aspects of urself Mr Oliseh. Truth be told.

    • Now I respect olishe the world is filled with corruption , how many player of his crops that played in 1994 that are still doing well today.Controversial people know what you are doing.

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  • Esan oluseye John 5 years ago

    When you got the job it was mixed feeling on my side; I was proud that a Nigerian coach would be coaching an European team also felt unconvinced because of your lack of emotional intelligence. You really need to work on this place. You are a great coach

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA. 5 years ago

    What goes around comes around. You will always suffer if have a personality defects and disorder. There, repents so that you may be saved. Oliseh, you will not see salvations until you tender a very extreme apology to Nigeria Nation for the soccer ills you committed against the NFF and some individual National players. Enough said.

    • The guy does not want to examine his life. He thinks talent is everything. He misused his powers and inflicted psychological pains on Enyeama, driving him away from the national team at the time Enyeama needed his sympathy most. He is habitually insensitive of other people’s need for respect and support. These are huge personality defects he needs to address. Unfortunately, some Nigerians are not telling him the truth.

      • Enyeama left but he filled the void with a better Ikeme if not for the unfortunate thing that happened, we would not have been talking of Enyeama. I believe Ikeme is better. Enyeama too has cost us some matches in the past. He cost us 2006 world when Angola drew with us in Kano. Okocha scored a free kick bu he could not catch an easy ball. That match was 1-1. I agree, look at both side of the issue before you judge. This euroupeans are racist and dubious and they always want to control us thinking we know nothing. The guy believed in himself that is why he was achieving. I believe his failure was planned. They are match fixers and Oliseh wants his own image and record protected

  • Apologize to who.

  • Love you oliseh. Its going to be alright. Just pray hard. Great is the affliction of the righteous

  • Chidi 5 years ago

    Oliseh my man don’t worry God in his infinite mercy will get u a better paid coaching job,u r a good coach bro keep ur heads up we r proud of u bro

  • Chidi 5 years ago

    For those of us here bringing up d rift b/w coach oliseh /enyeama,with all due respect guys u r not been fair to oliseh he is a good coach n ve his own sucosuco as a human,what ever transpired b/w him n enyeama is not enough reason for enyeama to retire y?bcos nff pays him match bonuses,the five star hotel,feeding flight ticket etc r all tax payers money n as such owes Nigerians an apology,d best thing he should ve done is to b calm n wait for d right time to air his grievieances,when mikel bigin wow people with his skills were was musa?but musa was given d captains armband instead of mikel yet he mikel remained humble that is patriotism,at this point we all should rally round oliseh n support him n be proud of him,his our blood trying to compete whith d white dudes letfs not allow fourtna to feel that they r right and justified { remember d former ghanian president kwami nkruma once said d only whiteman u can trust is the one in d grave.coach Sunday oliseh we love u we r proud of u Godbless nige

  • Man-O-Man 5 years ago

    Oliseh thanks for your courage and speaking out. All is forgotten, all is forgiven. Don’t be intimidated by fortuna threat to take u to the dutch football association. Just take a little moment, examine urself and work on the weak areas of your personality. All great men were born with personality weaknesses. U have ur strengths too