Oliseh gets SWAN’s 7-day ultimatum; Dalung stops sack

By Daily Sports on February 10, 2016

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Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has given Super Eagles gaffer Sunday Oliseh a seven-day ultimatum to name sports journalists who he alleged demanded for money from him.

Oliseh, who early this week stated that Nigerians who are criticising him for not doing well in CHAN are insane, had also accused some sportswriters of demanding for money from him before writing positive stories about him.

SWAN in a statement signed by its national secretary Andrew Abba stated that Oliseh must come up with the names of the sportswriters involved.

“He has seven days within which to come up with the names as SWAN will not fold its arm and allow any frustrated coach to blame her members for his misfortune,” SWAN stated.

Meanwhile, Sports Minister Solomon Dalung has saved Oliseh from the hangman’s noose as he is said to have stepped in to stop the imminent sack of the Belgium-based coach.

It was gathered from a very reliable source in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that a letter terminating Oliseh’s contract had already been written, only for the minister to step in.

According to our source, the minister urged the NFF to tarry awhile as he feels that sacking Oliseh now won’t be the best option.

“Oliseh’s insult to Nigerians had infuriated many and the NFF executives were saddened with the action of the coach and despite his apology had resolved to relieve him of the job. However, the saving grace for Oliseh is that the minister felt otherwise when he was briefed by the NFF leadership,” the source said.

It was reliably gathered that the minister pleaded with the NFF not to sack Oliseh. “The minister does not believe Oliseh should be sacked because his team lost out in the first round of CHAN 2016,” the source said.

It quoted the minister as saying that the idea of sacking a coach each time he fails in a particular assignment is not good and that Oliseh should be given a chance since he has begged for forgiveness over his utterances.  

•Based on reports from Daily Sun. Photo shows Coach Sunday Oliseh.

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 10, 2016


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