Rumours have it that Sunday Oliseh is currently not feeling safe in Nigeria anymore which accounts for his return to stay back abroad after the dramatic exit from CHAN 2016.
The Super Eagles who were at CHAN 2016 in Rwanda returned to Nigeria last night but without the team’s helmsman Sunday Oliseh who returned to his base in Belgium, according to Daily Sun.
His decision not to return home according to the Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF) is to enable him continue with treatment for the flu he has been battling with since last year.
However Oliseh’s decision not to return with the team is beginning to raise questions on why he is afraid of home.
Very dependable sources informed Daily Sunsport that the former Super Eagles defender and captain confessed that he is afraid for his life. A source hinted that Oliseh had confided in a close associate that some people are after his life in Nigeria and is beginning to think twice about his health.
“Oliseh no longer feels safe being in Nigeria. Recall that all through the team’s camping for CHAN 2016 in Abuja, he refused to show up but was the first to hit South Africa for the second phase of camping in Pretoria. After his team lost out of CHAN, he left for Belgium on the excuse that he had to go and continue treatment for his flu. That action speaks volumes about his fears.”
Reacting to the allegation that Oliseh’s life is in danger, NFF spokesman, Ademola Olajire said there is no truth about the rumour.
“Did Oliseh not grow up here in Nigeria, so why would he be afraid of anyone in Nigeria? Agreed that Nigerians are very passionate about football and would castigate any coach that does not produce results but that is not enough for anyone to insinuate that his life is in danger. The reason for his travelling back to Belgium is to continue with his treatment for the flu,” Olajire stated.
It is recalled that coach Sunday Oliseh was flown out to Belgium to see his personal physician as a result of his deteriorating health condition on October 25, 2015.