Sunday Oliseh reveals how family influenced his decision to step down as Super Eagles coach


Former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh was handed the reins of the national team but stepped down in February this year after eight months of a reign marked by controversy. Speaking at a coaching clinic in Kenya, the 42yr old said that leaving the job was a difficult choice he had to make for the sake of his family.

He said:

“Deciding to resign from the coaching job of the Super Eagles is the most difficult decision I ever took in my whole life. It took me a whole month to decide it. Most of the time I was living in Belgium so I was not reachable to give comments but it got to a time I had to think of my two kids and the 21 years of marriage I have had with my wife and decided to pass the bat on to another person.

“When I started my football career at the age of 16 in Belgium, the Europeans never taught me how to dribble the ball or pass they only taught me how to be disciplined and what to do at the right time. They just polish what we as Africans have.”


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