Former Nigerian international Sunday Oliseh, was suspended from coach duties at Fortuna Sittard last month following a series of built up tension and a clash between the Nigerian and several members of the club’s staff body.
The dutch side suspended Sunday Oliseh for inappropriate conduct, but the Super Eagles coach told a different story of how he was suspended for his refusal to participate in malignant activities.
Following his suspension, Oliseh petitioned the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) to intervene and remedy the situation.
The KNVB has begun looking into the case against Fortuna Sittard by Oliseh, and so far, the tides are swinging in favor of the Dutch second division club.
Fortuna Sittard media team made a report on the club’s official website, detailing the progress of the case so far.
“Yesterday the office of the KNVB in Zeist looked into the arbitration case between Fortuna Sittard and Sunday Oliseh,” the club stated on their website.
“The case was filed by the non-active Oliseh to force a return as the trainer at the club. The board of Fortuna Sittard, through chairman Isitan Gün, say they are satisfied with the course of the case so far.
“The matter is that Mr. Oliseh wants to return to his position as Trainer. It looks as if a return is no longer possible, as the Arbitration Board pointed out last night. That makes us cautiously positive,” They stated. ”The allegations, especially those on illegal practices, are all meant to be a smokescreen, to derive from the core of this arbitration case: the return desired by Mr. Oliseh and the inadmissible action in his position as head coach that stands in the way. That seems over. We, therefore, have every confidence that we will be able to bring the case to a favorable conclusion by our evidence.”