Sunday Oliseh owed six-month salary by NFF
Written by Taiwo Adediran on December 11, 2015
Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has disclosed that he is being owed for three months while dismissing claims that the Nigeria Football Federation had paid him upfront.
He said he was upset with the situation and that his employers are not giving him hope to continue the job. His assistants Jean Louiscuito, Salisu Yusuf and Alloy Agu are yet to get their money for the past six months.
One of his assistants said the Super Eagles B are being owed two match bonuses and claimed it could mar the team’s preparation for next year’s tournament in Rwanda.
Meanwhile, the President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick, has disclosed that the football body may likely call a general meeting of the coaches of all the national teams if efforts to raise fund to pay the backlog of salaries owed them failed.
The NFF has found it hard to meet up with its financial obligations, one of which is to pay salaries of its staff, especially national coaches and their backroom staff as well as allowances of teams on national duties.
Pinnick said the situation the NFF found itself could be likened to the predicament most states in the country found themselves by not being able to pay their workers’ salaries, which prompted President Muhammadu Buhari to give them bailout.