Sunday Oliseh Fortuna Sittard coach reveals why he cannot sign a Nigerian player

Oliseh revealed how a Dutch league law would prevent him from signing a Nigerian player.

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Sunday Oliseh play Sunday Oliseh has revealed why he can't sign Nigerian players for Fortuna Sittard (VI Images via Getty Images)
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Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has revealed that it would be difficult to sign a Nigerian player for Dutch second division side Fortuna Sittard.

Oliseh has been the manager of Fortuna Sittard since December 2016 and has impressed so far, leading the club to safety.

Ahead of next season, Oliseh reveals that he is looking to bring in seven new players for the team but has no plan to sign a Nigerian player.

Sunday Oliseh play Sunday Oliseh has been coach of Fortuna Sittard since December 2016 (HENK KORZELIUS/AFP/Getty Images)

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This is because of a Dutch league law that requires a club to pay €400,000 annually if they sign a Nigerian player.

We have to see how much resources we have to bring in more players and we have certain limitations because I will love to bring in some Nigerian players, but the Dutch league prohibits us from that,” Oliseh told Complete Sport in an interview.

But we will keep 13 of the 24 players we have to get in seven new players and a goalkeeper ahead of next season.

“The rules states that if we must bring in a Nigerian player to the league, we must pay him €400,000 a year.

“It a rule they have stuck with to protect the Dutch league system. So we hope we can find a way around it if I can get a Nigerian striker and a midfielder in my team with the way they express themselves and the offensive play.”

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