The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is preparing to make claims against former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh following his resignation from the team earlier in the month.
Chairman of the NFF technical committee, Barrister Chris Green said the NFF would soon write to Oliseh to demand a refund of the N5m paid him in lieu of his accommodation in Nigeria, and the February 2016 salary (another N5m) that should serve in lieu of his one month notice of resignation.
Green also rubbished claims by the former Super Eagles skipper that Technical Committee members tried to impose players on him.
“I can vouch for Felix Anyansi-Agwu, who was chairman of the committee before me, that he is not that type of person,” Green said.
“I was made chairman on January 16 and travelled to Rwanda on January 17, when the team for the CHAN had been composed. The Super Eagles have not played any match since CHAN. So, when did we have time to try and impose players on him?“ He queried.
“We welcomed Oliseh with so much warmth and so much regard for his person. It is sad that he has failed to reciprocate, even at departure. He is simply full of too much talk. He should stop leapfrogging into unfamiliar territories, such as his mention of capacity –building program. That program was fully sponsored by corporate bodies and was never at the expense of anyone’s benefits.”
He also blasted Oliseh’s claims of patriotism as grandstanding, dismissing the Delta State-born coach as a megalomaniac.
“How much he put Nigeria first in everything he did show in the way he abandoned ship with only weeks to crucial games. “It is clear he wants to remain in the news for no other reason than to distract the NFF and the team from concentrating on these two crucial matches. It is very easy for people to grandstand and claim to be more patriotic and altruistic than others, but the true test remains what such people do when the chips are down. “Oliseh showed a lack of heart in the way he left. And he was purely grandstanding when claiming some persons spoke to him to drop a law suit, when he knew from the beginning that he had no case.”
Oliseh heads to the National Assembly Thursday to shed light on his surprise departure from the team.