Oliseh Calls His Critics “Insane”, Says CHAN Not Very Important

Oliseh Calls His Critics “Insane”, Says CHAN Not Very Important

By Johnny Edward:

Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has blamed his ‘insane critics’ for the recent criticism he has received after his team’s disappointing showing at the 2016 African Nations Championship in Rwanda.


Oliseh in a YouTube video said he was sad and angry at the development which he sees as a distraction for his technical crew and his players ahead of the all important 2017 African Nations Cup against Egypt in Kaduna next month.

He admitted that though his team didn’t live up to the expectations of many, he was quick to remind his critics that his team is still on track in qualifying for the 2017 African Nations Cup and the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


“The insane critics of the Super Eagles of Nigeria are just there to pull the team down with their criticism of seeing the back of the coach,” Oliseh said in thr first part of the explosive video.

“I am addressing this insanity that has befallen some of our critics and I call it insane because you must actually be insane to be seeking a referendum on the future of the national team coach because we lost CHAN.

“With due respect to the CHAN competitions it’s the least in order for CAF and it’s a tournament that weighs the strengths of the leagues on the continent against one another.

“What then should be done to the coaches of Ghana, South Africa and Egypt who didn’t qualify for the tournament?

“I understand that we are sad that we lost out in the group stages of the competition but this constant insane criticism of the coach is madness.

“They did the same thing when we lost to Congo in a friendly. Now they started this after a 10-game winning streak.

“I’m sad and with such news of the impending sacking of the coach. We have not failed, my predecessor was judged after he failed to qualify for the Nations Cup.

“We are still on track.”

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  • djeniko 6 years ago

    Oliseh is acting like a drunk and frustrated fellow. How on earth can a coach and sport analyst, a Fifa technical committee member vomit such from his oral cavity calling his critics "insane?" There is no coach that  could stoop so low as to call the fans and employers insane or mad. To further show how frustrated he is, he is downgrading the CHAN competition. I still stand by my opinion that with Oliseh in charge, Nigeria will further miss the CAF and World cup competitions. He is just an Analyst, not a coach or manager. If Oliseh cannot figure out that with a point needed to qualify for the next stage of a competition, one needed to be defensive and cautious in play, then he is technically daft. Oliseh has crossed the line and so lost the support of the fan base of the Eagles. He should apologise and withdraw such statement if he is cultured and refined. No European or South America coach can say such to his critics. 

  • All these guys are no coaches. They are hurriedly packaged after their playing careers and should have had proper coaching experiences. That experience would have taught them how to handle themselves under pressure. All these utterances are needless. The pressure and criticism goes with the job. The nigerian fans are just like any other fans all over the world. So they can never refered to as "insane"!. What is he talking about?! Frankly, there is a lot left to be desired with the level of coaching generally in Nigeria. Is it down to pride or what? If we dont have quality coaches must we just appoint anybody to coach the national teams just because they are Nigerians. Can't these coaches be patient and go through the ranks of coaching real football clubs before qualifying to coach the national teams. These teams are meant to be handled by experienced coaches who knows the mordern game and are discipline with the way they conduct themelves. There must be a clear track record for everyone to see if you were to be a Nigerian national team coach. We need to start thinking outside the box.

  • Michael Omotor 6 years ago

    For the record, Oliseh has more wins than loses.What about the single treasury a/c problem affecting nff? Can you walk with an emphty stomach?

  • adoga gabriel 6 years ago

    what is our problem, cant we give the young man breathing space do his work? you gave somebody a job at thesame breathing down his neck, where are the qualityof players for nigeria to win all competitions? what is the state quality of football administration in nigeria in comparison to the developed nations of the world?  what is the  quality of our local league compared to other African countries? the likes of EGYPT, Congo, Ghana etc, Olise have played 14 matches since he took over won 12 and lost 2 is that a failure or a success? if you like sack Olise today and bring Pep Gadoila under thesame working condition that Olise have found himself  right now we will not get anything better than what we have right now, we as a people are driven by our emotions always reacting to our feelings just because nigeria is knocked out of first round in CHAN we should just sack the coach? are we ok at all? 

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