Festus 'Adegboye' Onigbinde has warned Sunday Oliseh that his poor managerial skill could tear the Super Eagles team apart
Former coach of the Super Eagles Festus 'Adegboye' Onigbinde has blamed Sunday Oliseh’s lack of experience for his row with Adegboye Oningbinde.
Goalkeeper, Enyeama quit the national team after clashing with Oliseh for stripping him of the Super Eagles captaincy.
Though Onigbinde commended Oliseh for his decision, he however warned that his poor managerial skill could tear the team apart.
He also blamed Enyeama for not being humble to accept the decision of the Super Eagles coach.
“I commend Sunday Oliseh for the step he has taken,” the former Super Eagles is quoted to say by Today Sports.
“Such acts of indiscipline did not just start in the team.
A recent example was Enyeama’s comments on the choice of Kaduna for the Super Eagles match against Chad.
“It was not his duty to decide which venue the team should play, that’s for the Nigeria Football Federation.
“By that time, I condemned Enyeama’s position. We cannot allow one or two players to hold the country to ransom.
“If Enyeama was my son, I would have spanked him seriously for the many wrongs he has done. They’ve pampered him too much.”
Onigbinde said Oliseh’s decision to embarrass Enyeama before his teammates might breed intimidation and fear in the team.
"Oliseh lacked experience in managing the situation. When he was going to be employed by the NFF, I called people’s attention to his lack of experience. His handling of the situation shows he lacks the experience to manage the players.
“He has done the right thing, but in a wrong way; he will get a wrong result. If I was Oliseh, I would have overlooked Enyeama’s behaviour at the moment and go on to execute my plans for the coming games. But after the games, I would simply not invite him for subsequent games.
“Oliseh doesn’t need to quarrel with players.
I did not support the NFF’s choice of Oliseh because of his lack of experience, but once he has been employed, I have to accept it and pray that he succeeds.”
Oliseh hours ago lost his first game as Super Eagles coach after Congo beat Nigeria 2-0 to seal a win in the friendly games.