Ex-Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has revealed that unknown forces inflicted him with a strange illness while he was coach of national team in 2016. Oliseh, during an interview on Brila fm on Saturday, said he would not take another offer with the team in the future.
“I almost lost my life just for being the coach of the Super Eagles. Uptil now, I still can’t explain what I ate but there was something strange in my system. I had to go to the village for treatment. I won’t accept any offer in the future, no matter what”, he noted.
The ex-international further said the recent judgement by FIFA over his suspension by his Dutch League two side, Fortuna Sittard, vindicated him. The club suspended Oliseh in February for what it said it considered “football reasons”.
However, explaining what had happened, the former Super Eagles captain said the club’s Turkish owner had wanted him to participate in what FIFA would consider as ethically wrong.
“A lot of people who don’t like me were writing a lot of things they didnt know about my suspension. Thank God FIFA looked into the case and resolved that the management of the club were wrong,” Oliseh said.
“The club’s Turkish owner wanted me and my coaching team to participate in what FIFA could have sanctioned us over. He wanted us to do certain things so that he would not pay certain taxes because he runs a football club. We said no and he was furious.”
Oliseh was close to promoting the team to the Eredivise prior to his suspension.