Nigerians have described the outburst in the media by Chief Coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh as unwarranted utterances not expected of his status.
In the wake of the home-based Super Eagles’ crash at the Rwanda 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN), Oliseh took on his employer, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), slamming it for not giving his team enough motivation to succeed at the CHAN where they crashed out in the group stage.
At the weekend, the former Nigerian international came out to call his critics ‘insane’ for calling for his sack. He also berated his former international teammates, who he claimed have been most unfair to him with their attacks in the media.
This outburst did not go down well with some Nigerians who took to the social media to describe Oliseh as a coach who talks too much.
Tweeting @chimas2010, Chimaobi Victor said that “Sunday Oliseh should be made the minister of talking affair in Nigeria because he talks too much and no result to show for all this.”
@SolihuF1 said: “Sunday Oliseh is a pure media disaster which has characterised most of our indigenous coaches here. They sure need PR training.”
Lolade Nwanze was rhetorical in his comment @LoladeSowoolu when he asked: “anyone hear about the Sunday Oliseh drama? Utterly ridiculous.”
@Tasonivan said: “It’s totally insane and unprofessional… If you ask me, Sunday Oliseh is not the man for the Job, he should be fired now,” while @Zealous90 was of the opinion that “Sunday Oliseh is ranting. He doesn’t want to be criticized, better resign honourably.”
According to Dada Leye @olaleyedada, Oliseh’s attitude must have caused the unexpected retirement of Eagles’ goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama and striker Emmanuel Emenike from the senior national team last year, adding “Immature isn’t enough to describe Sunday Oliseh , calling critics insane? Add that to Enyeama and Emenike’s retirement and you get a picture of his attitude.”
Oma Akatugba said the utterances depict Oliseh’s immaturity. He tweeted @Omaakatugba: “Sunday Oliseh is immature and still exactly the same person he was as a footballer. Ejiro Omonode told him in Belgium to be more mature.”