Fortuna Sittard to take legal action against Sunday Oliseh

Dutch Club Fortuna Sittard has responded to allegation against it by former coach Sunday Oliseh who was fired on Valentine’s Day.

Sunday Oliseh who had transformed the fortunes of the second division club was let go due to his attitude and inability to work with the team across board.

The Nigerian ex-international had told the media that his sack was not far from his refusal to indulge in illegal practices at the club.

The club however responded in an official statement where it requested that the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder substantiates his allegations with proof.

“Fortuna Sittard have taken note of the unsubstantiated allegations made yesterday in various media by Sunday Oliseh after been suspended by the club on Wednesday,” the statement on Fortuna Sittard​

“Fortuna Sittard does not wish to react with accusations in the press, Fortuna wants to fight the accusations made. In this context, the club will also take the necessary legal follow-up steps.

“Fortuna does not recognize itself at all in these accusations, which were not previously raised by Sunday Oliseh internally, something that can be expected in view of the seriousness of the accusations regarding alleged illegal practices. Fortuna Sittard chooses to respond once by means of this statement, because many media have turned to the club immediately after the accusations were made.

“The case will be presented by Fortuna Sittard to the arbitration committee of the KNVB (of the Royal Dutch Football Association )- an independent body – which will now make an assessment of whether there is sufficient ground to terminate the employment contract of Sunday Oliseh.

“Fortuna Sittard is of the opinion that this is the case and will substantiate this in a way towards the committee. If Sunday Oliseh actually believes that there are illegal practices, then it can be expected that this can be substantiated with evidence in the coming proceedings at the KNVB arbitration committee.”