FG to stop coach unveiling

The National Sports Commission has told the NFF not to go ahead of Sunday Oliseh's unveiling on Wednesday as they have not been informed of his appointment


The Federal government has threatened to stop the unveiling of new Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

After the sacking ofStephen Keshi, Sunday Oliseh was undefined, but the government through its National Sports Commission (NSC)  say the appointment does not conform with the Procurement Act procedure for engagement.

The NSC according to the Guardian Newspaper says that they have not been informed of the appointment of Sunday oliseh by the NFF and hence the federation cannot unveil him as the new coach of the Super Eagles.

The NFF, report will be undefined.

The NSC have revealed that they are yet to received any official correspondent from the federation on the appointment and unveiling of any coach to replace Stephen Keshi.

“The procedure for hiring Sunday Oliseh did not pass through the Procurement Act. It was the same when the NSC employed the High Performance Directors,"  a highly informed source of the NSC told Guardian.

"The Sports Commission requested for waiver for selective bidding, which enabled us to select people based on their credentials.

“We selected people and interviewed them in the United Kingdom. The Deputy Director in charge of Procurement attended because it is a procurement exercise, which must go in accordance with the Procurement Act,"

The NSC egghead warned the NFF not to go ahead with the unveiling on Wednesday.

“The engagement of Oliseh is a contractual one but it is unfortunate that the federation may not have been guided accordingly. If the federation goes ahead to unveil Oliseh on Wednesday without following the due process, they would be violating the Procurement Act, they would be found liable," an  NSC source is quoted to say by Guardian.

“The truth is that even if they have secured the consent of a private company to pick Oliseh’s bills, the law of the land on engagement must be observed. The procedure is for the NFF to write to the Sports Commission informing them of their plans to engage a technical expertise like the Eagles chief coach and his assistants, specifying the terms of relationship.

"If they don’t want to advertisement, they can do selective bidding.” The NSC official further noted, “If they must interview and hire Oliseh alone, they must apply for waiver of certificate of no objection giving reason for the decision to settle for him alone.

“Writing to NSC is just a point of information and point of information is not a legal process. NSC has no business with their day-to-day operation but if the operation violates the law, we will draw their attention to it and take any managerial and administrative measure that must be taken.

“As I speak to you, NSC does not know whether there is any unveiling this week because we are an institution guided by official communication and far as we are concerned, nobody from the federation has communicated to us officially if there will be any unveiling.”


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