Nigeria: NFF Technical Committee Resign En Masse Because of Sunday Oliseh


The Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, have resigned en masse according to Vanguard.

The committee, which is made up of such eminent Nigerians like Christian Chukwu, Paul Bassey, Victor Ikpeba, Mutiu Adepoju and Garba Lawal resigned following what they described as the mishandling of the Sunday Oliseh’s case by the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick.

After the “insane” attack on Nigerians by Oliseh on YouTube, the NFF had referred the case to the Technical Committee to recommend penalties to be meted out to the loquacious coach.

The Committee after exhaustive deliberations were utterly disappointed that Pinnick jettisoned their report and instead ran to the Youth and Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung who saved the embattled coach by asking for a second chance for him.

“The Committee recommended for his outright dismissal after they agreed that he had violated his contract”, someone familiar with the matter said.

Chairman of the Technical Committee, Barrister Chris Green confirmed the development but said that he was working hard to ensure that the “wise” men rescind their decisions.

“It is true that they are not keen to work again but I am prevailing on them to think twice because of their love and passion for the game and patriotism for the country. They cannot be treated with levity. They are heavyweights on their own and they are not paid a dime for their services”, Green said.

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