Broke Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will have to be ready with a handsome pay-off should they fire the country’s coach Sunday Oliseh,...
Broke Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will have to be ready with a handsome pay-off should they fire the country’s coach Sunday Oliseh, according to AfricanFootball
Oliseh’s future as Super Eagles coach is up in the air after the country’s disappointing showing at CHAN 2016 in Rwanda and his unguarded utterances ever since.
However, top officials have now said going by the contract he signed with the NFF in July, the former Nigeria skipper will be entitled to a big pay-off should he now be sacked just seven months into a three-year contract.
|Oliseh could receive as much as 180 million if he is fired|
“Sunday knows they want to sack him, but he will be waiting for them at FIFA. They have to be ready to pay out his contract sum,” said the source.The technical committee of the NFF was inaugurated on Friday in Uyo, but their deliberations at their first meeting have remained top secret to further raise doubts about Oliseh’s future as Nigeria coach.
“Oliseh was one of the two major items on the agenda of the committee, but very little has been heard about the direction the committee has taken on this matter,” another official disclosed.It is now expected that the NFF executive committee will meet soon to discuss the recommendations of this committee.
The Eagles coaching situation has to be resolved soon because Nigeria face two crucial AFCON 2017 qualifiers against group leaders Egypt in March and the results could well make or mar their qualification chances to Gabon.
Last year, Nigeria failed to defend the AFCON 2013 crown they won in South Africa after they did not qualify for the tournament in Equatorial Guinea.