The Nigerian Football Federation has reportedly fined Sunday Oliseh $30,000 for his ‘insane’ outburst last week in which he claimed that his former colleagues and critics were insane to ask for his sack just because he had lost two games in 11 matches the Super Eagles have played since his reign.
The 41-year-old posted an 8-minute video on his website to hit back at what he called the ‘insanity’ of his critics. The coach has since apologized to the NFF for his outburst aimed at the Nigerian media as well as his critical former international teammates.
It is also believed that Sunday Oliseh will consult his lawyers to contest the fine imposed on him by the football body.
On Tuesday, top chiefs of the football body led by Amaju Pinnick held a meeting with the sports minister Barr. Solomon Dalung on the future of the embattled chief coach.
After Nigerians and football lovers criticized the Delta born coach for not appreciating his job by calling his critics insane, the embattled Super Eagles took to twitter to address the situation..
“When I spoke of critics I did not mean the general public of Nigeria! I would never dare refer to my beloved country men as insane!”
“How dare I insult 170 Million people who I love and have shown me so much love. Please forgive the error of editing! God bless you all.”
Since Sunday Oliseh assumed leadership of the Super Eagles following the sack of Stephen Keshi, he has not been short of controversies.
Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and Emmanuel Emenike have resigned from the Super Eagles following squabbles with the coach while following the team’s exit from the just concluded CHAN, Oliseh blasted the NFF for not properly motivating the players by not paying them their salaries .