Sam Sodje Sad Over Oliseh’s Resignation‎ As Nigeria Coach

Sam Sodje Sad Over Oliseh’s Resignation‎ As Nigeria Coach

By Taiwo Adesanya:

Erstwhile Super Eagles defender, Sam Sodje, has express his sadness over the resignation of Sunday Oliseh as the Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, barely a month to an all important two legged Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt, reports. ‎

Oliseh hinted that poor working conditions, underground plot by the Nigerian Football Federation officials to sack him and the constant violation of his contractual agreement as the reasons for his secision to leave his post as the Head coach of the three time African Champions.

But former Portsmouth of England defender, Sam Sodje, told that the issue should have been settled amicably in other not to jeopardise Nigeria's chances of qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations and FIFA World Cup in 2018.


"Its sad that Sunday Oliseh had to leave at this crucial stage ahead of our important back-to-back AFCON qualifiers against Egypt," Sam Sodje remarked.

"This issue should have been amicably settled so as to not jeopardise Nigeria's chances of qualifying for AFCON and World Cup in 2018." 

Oliseh and the Nigeria Football Federation had been at loggerheads for weeks following the home-based Super Eagles’ early ouster from the African Nations Championship in January.

Oliseh did not take kindly to the criticisms that trailed the CHAN outing and shot back via a YouTube video message in which he exposed the federation's shoddy treatment of himself and his players, who were owed camp allowances and win bonuses, and were left unmotivated throughout the tournament.


  • Isaac Enoh 3 years ago

    Sunday Oliseh is a bad coach, he knows his ability. He is a football analyst and not a coach