The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has apologised to Nigerians following the controversies over the sudden resignation of erstwhile Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh.
In a statement released on Monday, February 29, 2016, NFF categorically denied Oliseh’s allegations of not being respected and not getting the required support.
The federation cited the example of paying him three months’ salary in advance as a new coach – something that had never happened previously in Nigeria football – in order to help him settle down. The federation also claimed to have introduced him to their principal partners/sponsors in order to show they had total regard for and was fully supporting the coach.
Oliseh, few minutes before sending his resignation email, the statement added, had written a mail to the NFF President about his trip across Europe to see players. The request the NFF President approved.
NFF while clarifying that Oliseh indeed resigned and was not sacked, insisted that they bear no grudge against him and wished him well in his future endeavours.
In conclusion, NFF seek the forgiveness of Nigerians for any wrong they might have done and asked for understanding and continued support.