Former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh tops the list of likely successors the Nigeria Football Federation is considering as replacement for Stephen Keshi if on-going talks about a possible contract extension fails.
Oliseh, once a fierce critic of the NFF headed by Aminu Maigari has apparently patched up his differences with the football house and has now become the beautiful bride and top choice for the about-to-be-vacant position.
According to a report on a football website, SL10, Oliseh is the number one name among top members of the executive committee of the NFF.
Quoting an unnamed source,the website reported that Oliseh actually came tops in an interview when the position became vacant a few years age.
“It’s not a secret that Sunday Oliseh is the anointed one among us at the NFF, and the reason is obvious. Six years ago with Keshi in attendance as well, Oliseh came out tops after an interview session but we were scared of gambling on him because he has no coaching experience prior to that interview, we asked him to understudy Amodu Shuaibu but he refused.
“The closest after him was then under-23 coach Samson Siasia but at that time he was preparing the Olympic team for the Beijing Olympics and we asked him to pick one as he can’t combine both, he opted for the Olympic team, We had no choice than to give it to Amodu Shuaibu. With all due respect to Keshi back then he came last in the interview among them all, but before Samson Siasia was appointed they were the only two in contention, so when Siasia failed we hired him but we still have it at the back of our mind that Sunday Oliseh will one day be our coach and there is no better time for it to come to pass than now”