Sunday Oliseh has denied the accusation that he insulted the late mother of Vincent Enyeama during their fight
Coach of the Super Eagles Sunday Oliseh has denied claims by Vincent Enyeama that he insulted the late mum of the goalkeeper.
Enyeama who just concluded the funeral of his late mum, claimed that Sunday Oliseh insulted his mum during their clash at the Hotel Verviers in Belgium.
In an interview after Super Eagles' Thursday, October 8, 0-2 loss to Congo, Oliseh denied Enyeama's claim, calling it 'character assassination'.
Oliseh in an interview with the media officer of the Super Eagles, Oluwatoyin Ibitoye, detailed his row with the Lille goalkeeper.
"Its puzzling really and very hurt and disappointed at the character assassination that Vincent has been carrying out on my personality," Oliseh said in the interview that was uploaded on the Super Eagles Youtube page.
"If you want to retire, retire, you don't have to insult me. I did nothing," Oliseh added.
Oliseh went on the narrate that Enyeama arrived at the Super Eagles camp in Belgium on Tuesday around 5:30pm.
The Super Eagles coach revealed that he wasn't happy with the physical level the players displayed during training and spoke to them during dinner later that evening.
It was during that dinner his clash with Enyeama started.
"Vincent stood up to say he wanted to say something, but I told him 'this is not the time to say anything, just hold it, come and speak to me later'," Oliseh said.
According to Oliseh, Enyeama insisted that he must speak during that meeting which made him angry.
"He was adamant that he wanted to speak, but I said 'no, this is the super eagles, I am the coach, I decide who talks at the meeting'," Oliseh said.
"He was adamant that he wanted to speak, but I said, look, 'its either you go out or we leave the room for you'.
Oliseh revealed that he threatened to call security, but failed to confirmed if he actually did, like Enyeama claims.
"Eventually his teammates pleaded with him to leave the room and I went to my room," Oliseh revealed.
Oliseh revealed that everything was settled that night.
The whole thing took a turn when Enyeama took to his Instagram account to claim that Oliseh had insulted his dead mother during the clash.
Oliseh said he heard about the accusation the next morning, after breakfast just as he was about to go to training when.
The Super Eagles describe the accusation as a 'blatant lie'.
"I found it insane where there were as many witnesses as 19 player three other four officials." Oliseh said.
"That was really hurtful to make that character assassination and make people sympathise with him."
Oliseh further revealed that he wanted the Super Eagles team to wear a black arm-band and hold a one minute-silence in the hounour of Enyeama's late mum before the 2017 African Cup of Nations clash against Tanzania which ended in a goalless draw.
"The only reason that was not done was because we did not take the request on time to CAF," Oliseh said.
"How would a man sensitive enough to try to honour his dead mother insult her," Oliseh asked.