In a resignation letter that read, “Due to your contractual violations, the interest of the nation necessitates that I tender my resignation and recourse to the termination of our working agreement,” Coach of the Senior male national team of Nigeria, Sunday Oliseh has terminated his contract.
This comes after just seven months on the job, where he had a rocky relationship with his employer, Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).
According to reports, the 41-year-old found out about his country’s attempts to replace him with now-Morrocco manager Herve Renard. Days ago, his top assistant Tijani Babangida was fired despite his pleas. Oliseh has also complained of unpaid wages, which now reportedly sit at four months.
Oliseh also claimed that a lack of funds has hindered his ability to execute his job, including an inability to watch Nigerian players who play overseas.
The former Super Eagles captain also claimed that housing in the Nigerian capital of Abuja was promised to him but never provided.
It is alleged that Oliseh resigned because he believed the Nigerian federation was looking to hinder his job, setting him up for failure eventually hoping to use him as a scapegoat. Nigeria has a pair of African Cup of Nations qualifiers at Egypt coming up at the end of March.
Oliseh, a former midfielder for Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, and Ajax, was in his first major managerial job, having been in coaching just one season prior with a Belgian third-division club.