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SWAN to meet after expiration of Oliseh’s ultimatum

17 February 2016, 13:27Israel Ojoko

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.

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- News24


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