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The Super Eagles may not play any international friendly before they meet Egypt in a two-legged Gabon 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier …next month. PHOTO: AFP.

The Super Eagles may not play any international friendly before they meet Egypt in a two-legged Gabon 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier …next month. PHOTO: AFP.

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“The NFF has told Oliseh several times that he should stop responding to people’s opinion on the pages of newspapers. There is absolutely no need for it.” Those were the words of the Assistant Director, Communications, of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, while speaking to The Guardian yesterday on the latest utterances by Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, who lashed out at his critics yesterday and labelled them ‘insane.’

Some Nigerians had expressed their disappointment over the team’s miserable outing at the just concluded 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Rwanda, where the Super Eagles could not qualify from the group stage.

Rather than plan how the Eagles can fly higher in the fast approaching 2017 African Nations Cup qualifiers against Egypt, a riled Oliseh decided to go gaga, launching scathing attacks on his critics.

Apart from labeling his critics ‘insane,’ Oliseh also said on a youtube clip that the CHAN competition was the least important tournament organised by CAF.

This latest utterance is not going down well with the NFF, especially at this time when the body is working round the clock to see that the Eagles outclass Egypt in the qualification for Gabon 2017 Afcon. “Definitely, something is being done to stop it (Oliseh’s utterances),” Olajire said.

The NFF spokesman did no give details, but The Guardian, however, learnt yesterday that the body would meet within this week to deliberate on Oliseh’s frequent utterances.

Olajire also explained why it was difficult to arrange friendly matches for the Super Eagles ahead of the Gabon 2017 qualifiers against the Pharaohs of Egypt.

The Egyptian FA was able to arrange three friendly matches for the Pharaohs to put them in good shape for the double header AFCON qualifier against the Super Eagles.

Both teams will meet back to back in March 2016 to decide who qualifies for Gabon 2017. The Egyptian team recently played two international friendly games against Jordan and Libya. 
Egypt currently top Group G with two points above the Nigeria.



10 Comments
  • AriseNigeria

    Sunday Oliseh is an embryonic fool that first denied his heritage and then his identity, with a reckless gutter-mouth. We don’t want that fool’s name mentioned anywhere again, for it now represents FAILURES. It is time he takes his madness to Europe and stay there. We should go the way of Italy, Germany or Argentina for a foreign coach. We lacked civilized personality that is home grown who is matured enough to supervise or coach the Super Eagles. Sunday “Oliseh” was the worst of them all. Sack the fool now, we done with him. Oliseh is nothing but an irresponsible vagabond that will never take responsibility. A stunted child that fails to grow up.

    • Alugijo

      All these hatred because he said he is not Ibo? Will you know his ancestry more then him? You Ibos are indeed clowns.

      • AriseNigeria

        You’re nothing but an animalasshole, so it is understandable that you remain a fool forever. Oliseh Sunday or Sunday Oliseh no matter how you arrange him, remains a fool. I understand your prostitute mother is a midnight whole at Ebute Meta market.

        • Tizi

          This is sickening. Do really think being vulgar is the best way to make your point? I wonder if the editors here are asleep.

        • Alugijo

          Indeed you are Jewish descendants. That is how Jews talk and behave and they became a chosen race
          I congratulate you. Little wonder the Ibos are loved and admired everywhere in the world.
          Keep it up.

          • Agaba ntu-ebi Biafra

            Ofemmanu animals talking RUBBISH!
            1.Ethnic YO-ROBBERS claimed that
            OduduWORM fell from the sky…..WHITE LIE! human beings don’t fall from
            the skies except SUBHUMANS, WITCHES & WIZARDS.
            2. Ethnic
            YO-ROBBERS claimed that OduduWORM migrated from “MECCA Saudi
            Arabia”….WHITE LIES! ethnic YO-ROBBERS are not “African
            Arabs”…..Shameless and worthless YO-ROBASTARD tribe with no PRIDE and
            DIGNITY claiming “African Arabs”, people that are as DARK as COAL.
            3. Ethnic YO-ROBBERS claimed that 70% of YO-ROBBERS are Muslims: WHITE LIES! YO-ROBBERS are FAKE Muslims or Muslim INFIDELS….
            SHAMELESS SOUTHWASTE ZOO COWARDS….Spits!!!!

      • Agaba ntu-ebi Biafra

        Ofemmanu animals talking RUBBISH!
        1.Ethnic YO-ROBBERS claimed that OduduWORM fell from the sky…..WHITE LIE! human beings don’t fall from the skies except SUBHUMANS, WITCHES & WIZARDS.
        2. Ethnic YO-ROBBERS claimed that OduduWORM migrated from “MECCA Saudi
        Arabia”….WHITE LIES! ethnic YO-ROBBERS are not “African Arabs”…..Shameless and worthless YO-ROBASTARD tribe with no PRIDE and DIGNITY claiming “African Arabs”, people that are as DARK as COAL.
        3. Ethnic YO-ROBBERS claimed that 70% of YO-ROBBERS are Muslims: WHITE LIES! YO-ROBBERS are FAKE Muslims or Muslim INFIDELS….
        SHAMELESS SOUTHWASTE ZOO COWARDS….Spits!!!

    • Joseph

      You can make your point without using abusive language.

  • Ako Amadi

    Why should Oliseh not respond to comments in the media? The Nigerian national team is not property of the NFF, but a facility of the Nigerian people.

  • Joseph

    Oliseh’s apology is meaningless because it was not from a contrite heart,He should remain professional in all instances. He is in the eye of the storm now unlike when he was the one hurling jibes at past team coaches