Believe me; Sunday Oliseh may be on his way out as Head Coach of Nigeria men’s football national team. From grapevine, there may be a plot going-on in the Glasshouse to remove the fair coach from the plump job, just few months after his highly celebrated appointment as manager of the Super Eagles.
The romance at the London hotel between Oliseh and the NFF President may have been over and their love affair may have suddenly hit the rock. Or why does Amaju Pinnick want to oust the man he publicly endorsed as Nigeria’s Pep Guardiola? Perhaps, we may give some of the tips we gathered from insiders:
5 Tips Why NFF May Want Oliseh Out
1. Oliseh may not be Pep Guardiola after all: He hasn’t shown any coach direction see he took over the coaching job. The Home based Eagles were a typical example of eleven players running around the pitch without any coaching impute. Oliseh coaching ability has come in serious questioning. Ihe seems not the right man to lead the need revival of the Super Eagles.
2. Oliseh talk more than producing the need result: He may be a good football analyst, but he talks just too much and far removed from expected result from his employers. Oliseh’s academic brilance may not be in question, he may have bagged the highest FIFA Coaching badge, but he hasn’t been able to translate it in practical terms.
3. Oliseh will always be Oliseh: whether he be the captain of Super Eagles or now the Head Coach, he will always be an activist. So nobody should try to call off his bluffs, he may lead the national team to boycott some important matches.
4. Oliseh Medical condition: running in out of hospital during crucial assignments may be a lot of distractions that may lead to spate of poor results. If Oliseh has serious health issues, then it is better to relief him of the job.
5. Oliseh Poor Managerial Ability: Oliseh egoistic approach to managing big players may have to the resignation of key players such as former captain and the first choice goal keeper, Vincent Enyeama, Emmanuel Emenike… As you know such superstars have a lot of influence and their decision may lead to the sacking of the coach. Perhaps, Super Eagles need a coach that could provide such leadership direction.
The Booby Trap: The match against Egypt in the African cup of nation’s qualifier may be the booby trap set for Oliseh. If doesn’t win the Pharaohs convincingly, then Oliseh is out.
Possible Replacement: Already there are speculations that former Cote d’Ivoire Coach, who recently signed a short term contract with ligue1 team, Lille SOC, may be favored for the job. Harve Renard has won AFCON Trophy with Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire. And during CAF Award ceremonyheld in Lagos on January, where he won the best coach of the Year, Renard is said to have had a preliminary chat with the NFF boss.
Since, NFF is running on a tight budget, they may look the way of Samson Siasia to take over, if he does well at the Men’s Soccer event at the Olympics.
Don’t ask me, if Nigeria will qualify for AFCON 2017? Let’s just watch and hope for another Miracle!