The ongoing saga between former Nigerian international Sunday Oliseh and Dutch second division side Fortuna Sittard has shown no signs of abating just yet
It would be recalled that Fortuna Sittard placed Sunday Oliseh on Suspension on Wednesday or what the club dubbed “unacceptable actions”.
However the Former Super Eagles Coach fired back at the club releasing a statement via his social media handle claiming the club decided to suspend him because he refused to Participate in illegal Activities
Oliseh wrote: “I can confirm: Due to my refusal to participate in illegal activities at Fortuna Sittard and violate the law, I have been suspended from my duties as coach by the foreign owners of Fortuna.”
Now Fortuna have also responded via a statement on their official website challenging the the former Ajax player to substantiate his claims on Thursday or face legal action
“Fortuna want to fight the accusations made,” the club wrote on their official website
“In this context, the club will also take the necessary legal follow-up steps.
Fortuna does not recognise itself at all in these accusations, which were not highlighted by Sunday Oliseh internally.
“The case will be presented by Fortuna Sittard to the arbitration committee of the KNVB (the Dutch Football Association), an independent body, which will now make an assessment of whether there is sufficient grounds to terminate the employment contract of Sunday Oliseh.”
The club added, “Fortuna Sittard will no longer discuss any new unfounded accusations by Sunday Oliseh on the club’s website.
“Fortuna will take the appropriate legal countermeasures. If there are any questions from the side of the KNVB in this respect, Fortuna Sittard is fully open to internal investigation to show that the accusations are completely unfounded.”
Fortuna has since appointed their youth team’s head coach Claudio Braga as the senior team’s caretaker manager “until the club has found a new trainer
Oliseh, was engaged by the Eerste Divisie side as their manager on December 27, 2016 after he left his job as the Super Eagles coach in February 2016 under controversial circumstances