A source in the camp of the Super Eagles B team has revealed to SportingLife that the failure o...
A source in the camp of the Super Eagles B team has revealed to SportingLife that the failure of the head coach of the senior national team, Sunday Oliseh to properly treat the acute typhoid fever he was diagnosed with was responsible for the deterioration in his health.
Oliseh breezed in to Port Harcourt Friday night last week on the eve of the first leg of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Burkina Faso and oversaw the initial leg Nigeria won 2-0 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt last Saturday.
He was not in the best shape when he arrived Eagles’ camp and he confirmed that to his assistant coaches and other officials that were at the Hotel Presidential camp of the team but he defied his ailment to shout out instructions to his players on match day and also supervised training sessions till Wednesday morning before his condition got worse.
The camp source told SportingLife that patriotism and his eagerness to ensure that he succeeds as Eagles’ boss made Oliseh to go contrary to his personal physician instruction that he takes a bed rest for at least a month before embarking on any difficult task.
He was told that aside the typhoid fever he is also suffering from exertion or stress brought about by his lack of adequate rest for quite some time now.
A source in Port Harcourt told SportingLife that had Oliseh stayed out of the training sessions of the team after the first leg maybe his health would not have deteriorated while adding that the energy sapping Wednesday training session must have taken its toll on the coach.
SportingLife was told that Oliseh personally drilled the team and also oversaw other training session rudiments for over a hour on Wednesday morning and that the practice session may have aided the present condition of his health.
Oliseh arrived Belgium in the early hours of Friday and has gone to meet his personal physician for treatment after he left Nigeria on Thursday evening.
SportingLife learnt that Oliseh won’t be available for the second leg tie in Ouagadougou as Assistant Coach Salisu Yusuf has stepped in to take head coach duties.