Former Nigerian Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has been vindicated by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) court after it was discovered that the Dutch Club Fortuna Sittard were guilty of ‘Black Money Payment‘ as claimed.
The court ordered that Oliseh be compensated with all his due gratuities and he has the obligation to remain in the club as the Fortuna Sittard’s manager until his contract expires in May 2018.
Oliseh was suspended by Fortuna Sittard and blamed for insubordination but the Nigerian international also alleged that the Dutch club wanted him to be part of something devious which he turned down.
“Black money payment’ is an unlawful payment for a job done in which tax isn’t paid to the government and it is culpable in the Netherlands.
The former Super Eagle’s captain took to his social media page to express his delight:
“Dutch court finds Fortuna Sittard guilty for not being a good employer to Sunday Oliseh and sanctions Fortuna. Most importantly The Knvb Court stated that Oliseh has not acted as a bad employee!” Oliseh wrote on Twitter.
“Consequentially, negating false claims made by Fortuna. God is great!
The court further sanctions Fortuna Sittard to compensate me (Oliseh) financially immediately.
“I am obliged to stay as a Fortuna employee until the month of May 2018. Thanks, 2 all my well-wishers for your valued support all through this injustice. Thankful to God 4 his blessings!”
Oliseh was however berated by some individuals for taking such action against his employer. A particular commentator on a popular Nigerian forum stated the he ought to have settled the issue with the club amicable as his action could affect his ability to secure another job at any top flight club in Europe.
The comment reads:
Anyway, Congrats on the legal victory BUT… good luck finding another coaching job in Europe, Asia and Americas.
You created a bad impression/image (regardless of the circumstance) of yourself, the moment you go legal with your employers. It’s a Capitalist world… Hire /fire at will or discretion, even contracts are NOT restricted within this confinement.
Go ask all the top, top European coaches (Mourinho, Capello, et al…). Your best bet is to have negotiated a lucrative term in the contract agreement so it won’t get to this stage.
Please, it’s NOT about race else, he won’t have gotten the job in the first place.Remember, Talent will ONLY take you this far… Attitude/Character/Personality will take you very, very far!