Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has threatened to sue the Nigeria Football Federation if his outstanding debt and that of his assistant Francois Loscuito is not paid. The former Super Eagles captain resigned as coach of the country’s senior national team on February 26, 2016, over unpaid wages plus a series of battle with the NFF, media and fans owing to Nigeria’s early exit from the African National Championship.
Oliseh revealed on Twitter that the Amaju Pinnick-led board had disregarded letters from his assistant’s [Loscuito] lawyer and fears the Court of Arbitration for Sports could clamp down heavily on the country. “Hope the NFF will pay coach Losciuto and myself the huge amounts they still owe us without litigation whilst we are alive!
Pray they listen!,” he tweeted Friday morning. “For 5 months, Losciuto’s lawyers’ sent letters to the NFF which they ignored. Should CAS suspend Nigeria it is not his fault. Before they lie to you again!” Meanwhile, in a swift response, the NFF claimed it had settled outstanding debt owed the former Eagles head coach and his assistant.
“The NFF can confirm it does not owe former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh any money whatsoever,” the NFF wrote on their official Twitter handle on Friday.