By Gilbert Alasa.
Nigerian Football Federation has allegedly fined Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh $30,000 for his outburst last week where he described his former teammates and critics as “insane” to have called for his sack.
In the video, Oliseh said the fact that he lost two games in 11 matches was not enough to prompt the criticisms he faced from critics.
The 41-year-old posted an 8-minute video on his website to hit back at what he called the ‘insanity’ of his critics.
Oliseh, who has since apologized to the NFF for the comments, is believed, will consult his lawyer to contest the fine imposed on him by the football governing body.
On Tuesday, top chiefs of the football body led by Amaju Pinnick held a meeting with the sports minister Barrister Solomon Dalung on the future of the embattled chief coach.
After Nigerians and football lovers criticized the Delta born coach for not appreciating his job by calling his critics insane, the embattled Super Eagles took to twitter to address the situation.
In his tweet, Oliseh said: “When I spoke of critics I did not mean the general public of Nigeria! I would never dare refer to my beloved country men as insane!”
“How dare I insult 170 Million people who I love and have shown me so much love. Please forgive the error of editing! God bless you all.”
The former Ajax and Juventus player has faced several controversies since assuming leadership of the Super Eagles following the sack of Stephen Keshi.