Ademola Olajire, an Assistant Director of
Communications in the Nigeria Football
Federation, on Saturday said the resignation of
the Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh,
surprised the body.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the
former Eagles gaffer resigned his appointment
on Thursday via his Twitter handle, citing
contract violations, unpaid wages and benefits
to players and assistant coaches.
Subsequently, the NFF announced the former
coach of the Super Eagles Samson Siasia as
interim manager in his place.
Olajire told NAN on telephone that the
impression Oliseh gave in the course of the
week was that he was preparing for the next
match against Egypt.
“His resignation was a surprise. There is no way
we could have known, and he gave us little
premonition about his resignation; we did not
see it coming.
“All through the week, Oliseh kept on talking
about meeting the Super Eagles players in
Europe and assessing their form and all sorts;
that is all we got from him.
“After his YouTube error, he called everybody,
including the NFF and apologised for the
misbehaviour and promised it will never
“Now that Oliseh has resigned it was a surprise
to us, but to bridge the gap, (Samson) Siasia
has been appointed to take charge with
(Emmanuel) Amuneke assisting him,” he said.