Following the allegations leveled by former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh against his employer Fortuna Sittard on Wednesday after his suspension, the management of the club has reported him the Netherlands football governing body.
Oliseh accused the club after he was suspended that he refused to partake in the illegal dealings of the club, while the club management claims their working relationship with him has become strained.
I confirm: Due to my refusal to participate in Illegal activities at Fortuna sittard & violate the Law,i have been Suspended from my duties as Coach by the Foreign Owners of Fortuna.Unfortunate for the lovely fans, my players & our hard fought phenomenal positioning for Promotion
— Sunday Oliseh (@SundayOOliseh) February 14, 2018
They released a statement on the club official website on Thursday about the gaffer and the step the club has taken concerning the matter.
“Fortuna Sittard does not wish to react with
accusations in the press, Fortuna wants to fight
the accusations made. In this context, the club
will also take the necessary legal follow-up
“Fortuna does not recognize itself at all in
these accusations, which were not previously
raised by Sunday Oliseh internally, something
that can be expected in view of the seriousness
of the accusations regarding alleged illegal
practices. Fortuna Sittard chooses to respond
once by means of this statement, because
many media have turned to the club
immediately after the accusations were made.
“The case will be presented by Fortuna Sittard
to the arbitration committee of the KNVB (of
the Royal Dutch Football Association )- an
independent body – which will now make an
assessment of whether there is sufficient
ground to terminate the employment contract
of Sunday Oliseh.
“Fortuna Sittard is of the opinion that this is
the case and will substantiate this in a way
towards the committee. If Sunday Oliseh
actually believes that there are illegal
practices, then it can be expected that this can
be substantiated with evidence in the coming
proceedings at the KNVB arbitration