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Sunday Oliseh Former Super Eagles coach says resigning was ‘most difficult decision of his life’

The former Super Eagles captain has come to say that he made the decision because of his family.

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Sunday Oliseh managed the player as the coach of Super Eagles play Sunday Oliseh says quitting the Super Eagles was a tough decision to make (Naira Land)

Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has described resigning from the Super Eagles job as the ‘most difficult decision of his life.’

Oliseh was Super Eagles coach for just less than a year before he abruptly resigned in February 2016 citing contract violations on the part of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), unpaid wages and benefits to players and assistant coaches.

The former Super Eagles captain has come to say that he made the decision because of his family.

Sunday Oliseh with his wife, Hafidah and son, Denzel play Sunday Oliseh says he quit the Super Eagles job because of his family (Getty Images )

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Deciding to resign from the coaching job of the Super Eagles is the most difficult decision I ever took in my whole life. It took me a whole month to decide it,” the 42-year-old said at a coaching clinic in Kenya.

Most of the time I was leaving in Belgium so I was not reachable to give comments but it got to a time I had to think of my two kids and the 21 years of marriage I have had with my wife and decided to pass the button to another person.”

In his last public appearance as Super Eagles coach, Oliseh revealed that he clashed with his wife because he was using his personal money to carry out his job in the national team.

“I have spent so much to visit players and my wife and children are angry,” Oliseh said while speaking at a session at the 2016 Social Media Week Lagos.

Sunday Oliseh play Sunday Oliseh speaking via video call at a session of the 2016 Social Media Week; he resigned as Super Eagles coach just hours later (Twitter)


Oliseh was appointed as coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria in July 2015.

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