Lagos - The executive committee of Sports Writer Association
of Nigeria (SWAN) will meet to decide their next action after a seven-day
ultimatum issued to Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh expires on Wednesday.
SWAN had on February 10 handed Oliseh a seven-day ultimatum
to name journalists who he claimed, in a video, requested money for positive
reports about the team.
Oliseh, among other things in the video, claimed he was
approached by some journalists for money in exchange for favourable stories
about the coach, a development that sparked wide criticism.
Also read: Oliseh handed 7-day ultimatum to name dubious journalists
The seven-day ultimatum has now elapsed and the body will be
calling a meeting to take a decision.
“The National Executive Council (NEC) of SWAN will meet if
by 12 midnight on Wednesday, Oliseh fails to name the journalists,” Lagos State
chairman of the body, Fred Edoreh told News24.
“At least Oliseh can still expose the journalist by 11pm
today, but if he fails, the national body will call a meeting of the NEC to
decide on what to do next.”
Oliseh had however apologized to Nigerians, saying there was
an “error of editing” in the video.
But sports journalist, as well as Nigerians are waiting to see
what decision SWAN will take as most of them feel Oliseh’s outburst was an
insult to the pen profession and deserves a stiff action.For
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