Following the resignation of Sunday Oliseh as Eagles chief coach, the Nigeria Football Federation is tinkering with the idea of a consortium of coaches to lead the Eagles in next month’s all important Nations Cup qualifier against Egypt in Kaduna. Oliseh abandoned the Eagles job early morning Saturday when he cited unpaid salaries for him and his crew as well as the sacking of his aide, former international, Tijani Babangida as reasons. A shocked NFF whose President, Amaju Pinnick, first vice, Seyi Akinwunmi and scribe Sanusi Mohammed are all in Zurich for world soccer governing body, FIFA’s election were stunned by Oliseh’s resignation.
But we gathered that the soccer house had reached out to Director of Sports Development and former coach of the Eagles, Amodu Shuaibu, Jay Jay Okocha and Oliseh’s assistant Salisu to take over on interim basis to prepare the Eagles for the match against Egypt in Kaduna. Our dependable source said that the NFF had to beckon on Okocha to be on the bench because of the respect the Eagles have for him. “We all know Amodu and his many times of coming to rescue the Eagles. But, Okocha is one person we surely need because of his pedigree and respect he commands from the Eagles and internationally”, the source said.
“Let’s not talk about Oliseh’s resignation for now. What is important to us now is to see that we beat Egypt and qualify for the Nations. After that we can talk about Oliseh”.