Nigerians skeptical as NFF set to appoint Sunday Oliseh as Super Eagles coach [Tweets]
Yesterday, BBC sport broke the news that NFF are in advanced talks with ex-super Eagles midfielder Sunday Oliseh who is set to replace Stephen Keshi who he played with during the USA '94 African cup of Nations.
Stephen Keshi was sacked few days ago after the NFF disciplinary and technical committee found that " he lacked the required commitment to achieve the Federation’s objectives as set out in the Coach’s employment contract.”
There has been a lot of drama in the NFF concerning the issue of Super Eagles coach since Keshi announced his resignation after the AFCON 2013 victory, it took the intervention of the Presidency to settle the rift, it was obvious the 'NFF and Keshi' relationship would not last long.
If the news of Sunday Oliseh's impending appointment are true, then NFF have acted fast to replace the former Togo Coach.
Super Eagles supporters have been talking about the news, most are skeptical about this new development as Sunday Oliseh has no experience of handling a National team.
The only managerial experience the former Juventus midfielder has is coaching a Belgian lower division side Vervietois between 2008 and 2009, but he does hold the Uefa Pro Licence.
Oliseh has been working as a pundit - we could all remember him working as a pundit during the World cup on Super sport TV, he is also sport consultant and Fifa Technical committee member.
But the questions on the lips and mind of every Nigerian football lover is 'if Oliseh is the man to take our football to the next level?'
After failing to qualify for the last Nations cup, the burden of the National team is huge at the moment. Do you think Oliseh have the mental strength to build a solid team?
Read some tweets concerning NFF impending appointment of Sunday Oliseh as the Super Eagles new coach below:
Sunday Oliseh was a top player & certainly talks a good game. Players would respect him. On the other hand, unproven as a coach. #Nigeria— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) July 7, 2015
1 thing is to be successful as a player its another to be as coach. My advice to oliseh as coach of @NGSuperEagles @guysly2much— ktwo omooba owomummy (@owomummyofficia) July 8, 2015
@Juzt_Courage @jorge_d_best will Oliseh accept an Amodu and Okocha vetting his teamlist? Will he accept d politics in stadium choice?— EGGHEAD (@ehiscombs) July 8, 2015
I hear sunday Oliseh is eyeing the eagles job or is bin linked with the job or he wants the job.Anyway can they control the out spoken one— daniel obugo (@FigoSalvatore) July 8, 2015
Callers on the show actually faulted me for backing Oliseh for the job.. their exact word 'it's ppl like u that cook dis rumour'— Oluwaseun (@Iam_Jyde) July 8, 2015
@Razaq_Bobo: Lol, wetin Oliseh wan do??Teach Mikel how to score from center of the field? ""mikel cnt score evn if d ball's on d goalline— cøbhåm (@IceMan_Cobie) July 8, 2015
But Sunday Oliseh being an outspoken person, can someone like him work with the NFF? Storm in a tea cup perhaps? pic.twitter.com/NY5QGn80Wx— Samuel Ayobami. (@hayourbahme) July 8, 2015
Oliseh does some spot-on analysis on social media. Talk is cheap! Wrong timing for him to coach Nigeria.— Shola kekambas (@Iamkekambas) July 8, 2015
@genakhena Sunday Oliseh should not start his coaching adventure with the super eagles. He should go through the ranks!— Falola Mayowa (@FalolaMayowa) July 8, 2015
I repeat, Employing Sunday Oliseh to coach the Super Eagles, is a stupid uncalculated risk...He is faaaaar from qualified— Okeke Chukwuka (@RebelChuck) July 8, 2015
Sunday Oliseh as our National Team coach is a stupid decison. No matter how many UEFA badges he has, he has no coaching experince whatsoever— Okeke Chukwuka (@RebelChuck) July 8, 2015
Sunday Oliseh is unproven as a coach, but one thing is for sure, Nigerians will Love and support him, if he gets the Job.— Kelechi Nkoro (@K1Says) July 7, 2015
Oliseh was the obvious choice really. Was either him or a foreign coach. Mafia continua!— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) July 7, 2015
Interesting...If they couldn't handle Keshi, would they be able to handle Oliseh? We dey here dey look. https://t.co/GP9i4KNMaK— Aduratomi (@Thereal_TommyB) July 7, 2015
Sunday Oliseh at @Tedxeuston: "So many people have been asking me, 'why don't you go and coach the @NGSuperEagles? I want to live long." 1/2— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) July 7, 2015
Oliseh: "I'm very much qualified [to coach NGA] but I'll rather share my experience & allow my thoughts & knowledge reach a vast majority."— Oluwashina Okeleji (@oluwashina) July 7, 2015
Sunday Ugochukwu Oliseh.... Just the man i wanted to be in charge of the Eagles. I knew the day will finally come.— Oluwafemi Otuyemi (@Negus_Menelik) July 8, 2015
Where is this rumuor coming from that Sunday Oliseh is likely going to become the new coach of the Super Eagles?— Emeka (@Mekus_Mekus) July 8, 2015
@genakhena Oliseh is very outspoken,i don't see him & NFF jellying well, NFF may not cope wit his attitudes/outbursts— Chinwe Nancy (@Chinanssy) July 8, 2015