The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has described Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh as a pathological liar who doesn’t have the integrity to lead the National team and who always looks for excuses to justify his incompetence as the Super Eagles coach. This comes on the back of a 7-day ultimatum given by the body to the Super Eagles coach after he alleged that some journalists approached him to ask for monetary favour in exchange for good articles and stories written about him.
“Sunday Oliseh has displayed to the whole world that he does not have the capability of being trusted with the Senior National Team of a great football playing nation like Nigeria and lacks the integrity whatsoever as an individual to continue to parade himself as the head coach of the Super Eagles,”the statement signed by the Associations Secretary General read.
Over a week ago the Sports Writers body released this statement;
“Our attention has been drawn to a recent statement credited to the Head Coach of the Super Eagles Mr.Sunday Ogochukwu Oliseh that some members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) have been approaching him requesting for money to enable them write favourable reports for him, and that some are acting as agents requesting that he invites certain players to camp so that they can do business with them.
“The leadership of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in its quest to ensure continous sanity in the profession, and for the purpose of the change mantra which is gradually revolving round every aspect of the economy, is requesting that the Head Coach names these journalists that approached him within the next seven days. “This has become imperative considering the recent bashing the Sports Writers have been receiving from the NFF and its employees. It would be recalled that the NFF President only recently at the National Assembly took a swipe on the Sports Writers for being the brain behind their inabilities to secure sponsors for the Federation.” “Henceforth, SWAN would no longer fold its arms and watch people blame their misfortune on the Association. We have, as major stakeholders, contributed positively to the development of sports in the country, and would no longer tolerate people dragging SWAN in their maladministration technical ineptitude. “We remain committed to sports development in Nigeria.”