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Oliseh overwhelmed by Eagles job — Porbeni

Renowned athletics coach Seigha Porbeni said the job of coaching the national team the Super Eagles was a burden too heavy on the shoulders of  Coach Sunday Oliseh, hence his decision to quit.

Seigha Porbeni
Seigha Porbeni

Oliseh announced his resignation on twitter after accusing the Nigeria Football Federation hierarchy of sundry misdeeds, which were inimical to his progress as national coach. These include going behind him to negotiate with another coach and not providing financial support for his quest to qualify Nigeria for the Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cup.

However, Porbeni have reasons to believe Oliseh was never the man for the job in the first place.

“This coaching business is for matured minds. It is not for the faint hearted. I have always believed from the start that he was not going to take us anywhere, but it was out of patriotism we wished him well.

“In coaching you learn everyday. I have been in this business for 42 years and I am still learning. If  you are not ready to bring yourself down and learn some basic terms, there is always going to be trouble.

“The National team is not a football club. You cannot just come and bring anybody and dump them on the Super Eagles,” Porbeni said.

NFF media officer Ademola Olajire, said Oliseh departure was good radiance.

“Oliseh is gone and we have to move forward,” Olajire said in an interview in Abuja with the Nigeria Television Authority. “As far as we are concerned, it is good riddance to bad rubbish. He is not the kind of person we though he was.

“He went on YouTube to abuse Nigerians. The Minister pleaded with the federation to allow him to remain in place for our next two matches. As you can see, he did not even wait for those matches.”


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