I will never abandon my country Nigeria – Sunday Oliseh

Sunday Oliseh

Former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has given reasons why he will never accept to coach the Nigeria senior national team, but says he will not abandon the country.

Oliseh who had managed the Super Eagles team between 2015 and 2016 was quoted in an Instagram interview by Punch, mentioned that he would never quote Nigeria again.

He however clarified in a recent video shared via his official Twitter account that the reason why he would not coach the country at this time is due to the treatment being meted with local coaches compared to their foreign counterparts.

“I will never abandon my country Nigeria, I am a proud Nigerian – Oliseh said in the twitter video.

“I will always be available to help my country. What I said clearly on this interview was that I was asked if i will accept to come back to coach the Super Eagles. Now, what I would like to clarify is that as long as the situation is as it is now, as long as our own citizens are not given the right treatment and are not being allowed to get the same working conditions that foreigners get when they come to coach the country.”

The 45-year-old former Borussia Dortmund midfielder resigned due to what he termed as contract violations, lack of support, unpaid wages and benefits to his players, assistant coaches in February 2016.

“I have sacrificed my life on more than one occasion to help my country come far. So for that reason, I just wanted to be clear on this fact. The fact that I at this moment do not feel that I would like to coach Nigeria again has nothing to do with my people. That is to do with the fact that the conditions that are there for Nigerian citizens who coach the super Eagles are not the same that are given to foreigners and for that reason, a Nigerian is doomed to fail if they take over.

He further enjoined Nigerians to stay safe while they remain at home during the COVID-19 period.