The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has apologised to Nigerian on the controversies over the sudden resignation of the erstwhile Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh.
In a statement released on Monday, NFF categorically denied Oliseh allegations of either not being respected or of not getting the support of the NFF.
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 andeavours.
In conclusion, NFF seek the forgiveness of Nigerian for any wrong they might have done and asked for understanding and continued support and prayers even as they go through a “very difficult financial situation under which we are working”
The full statement below: