NFF slams Sunday Oliseh over CHAN – The Nigerian Football Federation has responded to Super Eagles manager Sunday Oliseh’s claims that the NFF were to blame for the country’s poor performance at the 2016 Cup of Home-based African Nations.
Oliseh had claimed that the players had played halfheartedly because they hadn’t been paid their allowances, a claim the NFF dismissed.
NFF technical committee chairman, Chris Green, said: “I don’t think it is very fair to the NFF that Oliseh would say the team was not motivated.”
“ He was given all the support. His programmes to camp in Nigeria and Pretoria in South Africa were approved and executed. In South Africa, he had good matches to play, which he played. These were part of the preparations for the CHAN tournament.
“Ordinarily, in a tournament where one will have domestic players, one would have said they should remain in the country and prepare. But in this case, in total obedience to the programme of the coach, they had to leave Nigeria and went to Pretoria. And so, I will not want to say that the NFF did not motivate the team.
“What about Samson Siasia’s team that played all the way to the final and won the cup without being paid their match bonuses and allowances? What about Emmanuel Amuneke that played till the final and won the World Cup in Chile without being paid?
“Also, what about the girls that went to Namibia and won? They all know that their money will be paid to them. And I can assure you that very soon, all debts will be cleared when the NFF receives its money.”