Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has accused Vincent Enyeama, John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses of betrayal during his reign as the Super Eagles coach saying the trio sabotaged his effort during the 2017 AFCON qualifiers.
Writing on his personal website on Monday, Oliseh berated the players for their lack of commitment. “My first official act was to call the team Captain Vincent Enyeama to rub minds and fix an appointment to see him. Same act was accorded to John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses of Chelsea.
All except for Obi Mikel picked up my call and Mikel even ignored my eventual SMS,” Oliseh explained. “Went to London to see Mikel and Moses but could only see Moses as Mikel did not reply to my calls and we could not get a hold of him.
“Moses came two and a half hours late to our meeting but none the less we had a productive talk in the company of my assistant, Jean Francois Losciuto.
Oliseh added that both Moses and Enyeama failed him when it mattered most. “Two weeks to the Tanzania game Victor Moses opted out citing fear of contracting an injury whilst playing for Nigeria in favour of his club via a written letter to the team manager of the Super Eagles. “Most players reported to camp on Monday prior to the Tanzania game, Vincent Enyeama was supposed to fly in Tuesday morning, only for me to be surprisingly informed via SMS that he was skipping the game because he lost the mum some weeks earlier.
“I called him up and made an agreement with him that if he came for the game on Friday I would release him to go to the village after the game and skip the friendly game versus Niger scheduled for three days later, which he agreed. “On Wednesday afternoon Enyeama called to say he was not coming for the game, definitively. I was shocked as we had an agreement; we needed his experience, leadership…”