Mikel: Oliseh Claimed The FA Used Juju On Him So He Won’t Succeed

Former Super Eagles midfielder, John Mikel Obi, for the first time publicly reveals that his former manager Sunday Oliseh is a terrible, clueless and jealous coach npflupdates.com reports.

Sunday Ogochukwu Oliseh in 2015–16 football season, was appointed by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) as the National Team Head Coach of Nigeria (Super Eagles) after impressing at Belgian outfit Vise.

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With Nigeria, Oliseh achieved tremendous success making an impressive statistic of; taking charge of 14 Games (losing only 2) 19 Goals scored, and 6 conceded.

However, his reign as Super Eagles coach came with a lot of controversy, starting with his altercation with former captain Vincent Enyeama, who shockingly retired and unceremoniously.

What Mikel Obi said about Sunday Oliseh

According to Mikel, Oliseh was the brain behind the exit of Enyeama; and also brought about division in the national team.

“I remember the first day he came into the camp. Then we reported to the camp for International duties, then he came straight at me and Vincent Enyeama, the goalkeeper, who also was very powerful back then,” Mikel said on his ObiOne podcast and was quoted by Leadership Nigeria.

“He came straight at us and Elderson Echiejile, and he said a few things. He said he heard there was a lot of player power with us.

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John Obi

“Then Enyeama was like, ‘What’s wrong with you? Where are you getting all of these from? We are a nice group, and you just come in, and the first thing is to attack us?

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“He was like ‘I heard about you guys.’ And then Enyeama stood up and told him he couldn’t say that because we had been here for so many years. They started arguing, and literally, they were going to have a fight.”

Mikel highlighted how the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder, excluded Enyeama from the national team. Also threatened to exclude some of the big boys in the team.

“He took Enyeama out of the team, and he came at us saying he was going to take us out of the team. He said he was going to take us out of the team; he said he was going to make sure we didn’t play anymore.

“Enyeama could not take it, and despite my pleas, he left the camp angrily and never came back,” he said.

Mikel identify Oliseh as a clueless coach
Sunday Oliseh celebrating a goal

Mikel who helped Nigeria win its third AFCON title, feels the 49-year-old former Juventus combative midfielder was the worst he ever worked with.

“He (Oliseh) had absolutely no clue of how a manager is. He was a fantastic guy in his playing days, but as a coach, he was very terrible. He absolutely had no clue of what he was doing,” Mikel continued.

“The players never understood anything he was doing, and he did not know what he was doing. He was just confused because he just came in and destroyed the team togetherness.”

Mikel claim Sunday accused NFF of using vodoo on him

Based on the testimony of the former Middlesbrough midfielder, Oliseh accused the Nigeria Football Federation(FA) of using vodoo on him so he won’t succeed at the national team.

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Super Eagles legend and former Captain, Sunday Oliseh.
Sunday Oliseh

“His excuse when he got fired was that the people and FA did voodoo on him not to succeed. He was easily the worst manager I played under.

“He was so bitter with everybody, jealous with everybody, and had no respect for speaking to anybody, whether the physio or anybody,” he rounded up saying.

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