Nigeria Coach Sunday Oliseh Will Be Fined For Video Rant


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Nigeria Coach Sunday Oliseh Will Be Fined For Video Rant
Posted on: February 10, 2016, 09:11:37 PM
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will fine
coach Sunday Oliseh US$30,000 for his
extraordinary eight-minute video rant over the
Oliseh looks set to consult with his lawyers
about contesting the sanction.
The 41-year-old posted a video on his own
website to hit back at what he called the
"insanity" of his critics.
He had come under pressure after Nigeria failed
to get past the group stages of the African
Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda.
The coach has since apologised to the NFF for
his outburst aimed at the Nigerian media as well
as his vociferous former international
"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!"
Oliseh published on his Twitter account.
In another Tweet: "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."
The country's sports minister Solomon Dalung
and NFF boss Amaju Pinnick met in the capital
Abuja on Tuesday to discuss the embarrassing
Former Nigeria captain Oliseh, who succeeded
Stephen Keshi as coach in July, has seen his
reign in charge of the three-time African
Champions blighted by controversies.
Some high profile players have decided to retire
since he took over as coach including goalkeeper
Vincent Enyeama - Nigeria's most-capped player
- who quit after he was replaced as captain.
Two weeks later striker Emmanuel Emenike also
announced his retirement from international
Oliseh, unpaid for five months, had also gone
public with the money problems affecting his
team during the CHAN tournament to the
embarrassment of his employers.
Nigeria face seven-time African champions Egypt
in back-to-back 2017 African Cup of Nations
fixtures next month.
They are two points behind group leaders Egypt
after two rounds of matches with only group
winners guaranteed automatic qualification to
the tournament in Gabon.


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