Lagos - The Nigeria Football Federation says it has paid
former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh his salary days before his resignation.
Oliseh resigned on Friday, seven months in the position
after his appointment in July 2015. Announcing his resignation on twitter, the
former Super Eagles captain said he took the decision “due to Contract
violations, lack of Support, Unpaid wages, Benefits to my players, Asst.
Coaches & myself.”
But the NFF in a statement insisted that the former Super
Eagles captain has been paid.
Also read: NFF appoints Siasia as Oliseh’s replacement
“Contrary to claims by Oliseh that he was being owed wages
and did not receive support from the NFF, top officials confirmed that he was
this week paid the sum of N20 million, being salaries for three months (December
2015, January 2016 and February 2016) and half-year rent for July-December
2015. He was signed on in July 2015.”
“The only money he is owed is the bonus for the World Cup
qualifier against Swaziland in Port Harcourt in November 2015, which the NFF
had promised to pay players and officials on resumption of camping for the
matches against Egypt.”
Oliseh has since been replaced with Samson Siasia ahead of the
2017 AFCON qualifier double fixture against Egypt in March.For
the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us
on Twitter and like our Facebook page.