Former Super Eagles handler, Sunday Oliseh, has revealed how he narrowly escaped death while he was in charge of the national team.
Oliseh, who posted this expose on his website, http://www.sundayoliseh.tv, on Sunday, also took a swipe at the Nigeria Football Federation, the technical committee of the NFF, his former national team mates and the Nigerian media.
According to him: “…Whilst coaching the Super Eagles in Abuja stadium prior to the Burkina Faso game. All of a sudden, I felt dizziness, light headedness, headache and could barely stand. I managed to finish the session before calling on the doctor into my room who was clueless to what was happening.
“From then on, it was sleepless nights, loss of appetite, high blood pressure and before I knew it I started losing weight.
“After several visits to doctors abroad nothing was found though the doctors found anomalies they couldn’t pin point the actual illness to.
“Prior to the away trip to Burkina Faso for the final CHAN qualifier game in Port Harcourt after lunch I was struck with the worst feat of this illness again. Could not walk, talk, dizzy
and felt like I was going to pass out.
“I quickly demanded to be rushed to the airport and with the evening flight travelled to Germany to see specialists. After two days of non stop tests, I was diagnosed to have narrowly escaped a total collapse in Nigeria.
“For weeks I was bed ridden, lost 7 kilos and could barely walk 5 metres without sitting down. My family was petrified and all feared the worst. One thing was for sure though had I not taking that evening flight to Germany when I did, there was a strong possibility of a far worse outcome. Thank God for his mercies.