•As Sports Committee calls off parley
BY GEORGE ALUO
FORMER Super Eagles manager, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has faulted the invitation extended to Sunday Oliseh by the House of Representatives to explain why he (Oliseh) quit the Eagles.
Keshi’s protest came just as the Sports Committee of the House tactically called off the hearing which was initially billed for Thursday.
Oliseh, who while on the job had avoided home, was to fly into the country from his base in Belgium on Thursday to explain the reasons for suddenly resigning from his position as the chief coach of the Super Eagles barely a month to the crucial 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double header against Egypt.
A source in the National Assembly told Goal.com on Monday that the meeting has been postponed indefinitely and there would be an announcement to the effect if the meeting would still hold.
Keshi who spoke through his manager, Emmanuel Addo, was quoted as saying that he is taken aback by the National Assembly’s special interest in a coach who voluntarily opted to quit when others before him who were sacked have not been called to bare their minds.
“It will be unfair to all the former managers of the national team, who had been sacked not to be called and asked why they were asked out. Most of the coaches in the past, were sacked but Oliseh chose to resign, so why the special interest in him?,” Keshi queried.
Continuing, Keshi said: “I would like to be called to a meeting on why I was asked out of the national team, and all the former coaches Adegboyega Onigbinde, through Christian Chukwu, Shuaibu Amodu and Austin Eguavoen, all should be called to account for their stay in the national team while it lasted.”
Meanwhile, the House in calling off the parley is said to have reasoned that it will be a big distraction ahead of the Eagles, Pharaohs clash next week.