Nigeria coach, Sunday Oliseh has now agreed to pay his former Ajax Amsterdam teammate, Tijjani Babangida after he insisted on having the ex-Eagles star on his backroom staff.
“He has maintained he will decide who he works with and that is why Babangida will return to the Eagles camp when it reopens for the AFCON qualifiers against Egypt next month,” an official said on Monday.
“He has been his close and trusted confidant right from their playing days and he counts on him a great deal.”
He has made his position on this matter very clear to his employers. And also the contract he signed with the NFF allows him to appoint an assistant coach as well as a special assistant.
This scenario also played out in the case of Stephen Keshi, when the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) let go his assistant coach Hounadinou Valere. ‘Big Boss’ agreed to shoulder the responsibilities of his assistant, who he also worked with in Togo.