Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh is set for another slug-out with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after he insisted Tijjani Babangida ...
Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh is set for another slug-out with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after he insisted Tijjani Babangida remains his personal assistant after his sack was announced by the Football Federation.
This week, the NFF have issued a final warning to Oliseh to keep his cool after his recent “YouTube rantings”.
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Babangida’s sack formed part of the highlights of the federation’s execuitve committee meeting held in Abuja on Tuesday with the federation’s communique stating that: “Executive Committee approved the recommendation of the Technical and Development Committee that the backroom staff of the various National Teams be reconstituted immediately, with the exception of the Super Eagles.”
NFF chiefs warned Oliseh to be of good conduct following his apology which was accepted pointing out that: “Executive Committee reviewed the outing of the Super Eagles at the recently-concluded 4th African Nations Championship and the events that followed, and rebuked Head Coach Sunday Oliseh for his unwarranted statements unbecoming of a National Team Coach in both regular and social media. While acknowledging his apology, the Executive Committee made it clear that similar infractions would not be tolerated in future.
However, top sources have now disclosed the Super Eagles coach has put his foot down that his employers do not have a say on the two persons he could employ – an assistant coach and a personal assistant – as contained in the contract he signed.
Oliseh has asked questions on the reported dismissal of his personal assistant as no reason was given for their decision,” a source informed.
“He has insisted Babangida remains his personal assistant as long as he has a contract with the NFF.”
Another source said: "Oliseh is the real target, but like cowards they are now after the soft targets around him like Babangida."
Interestingly, Babangida’s contract is tied to Oliseh’s contract.
The NFF agreed to pay the former international winger 600,000 Naira a month when they engaged Oliseh in July 2015.
However, he has yet to receive a kobo since then, not even when all their coaches were paid a month’s pay in December.