Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh announced a sensational resignation from the Super Eagles job via Twitter early on Friday morning.
This comes less than 30 days before the Eagles play two crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Egypt.
After having a running battle with the Nigeria Football Federation, critics, media and fans following the Super Eagles early elimination from the African Nations Championship last month, Oliseh went on a YouTube rant that divided the football community earlier in February.
But no one expected him to throw in the towel and quit the job this early even though he looked to be unprepared for the big job following on his antecedents.
However, Oliseh caught everyone by surprise as he announced via social media that he was leaving early Friday, a day after he spoke via video about his struggles as well as hopes for the team at a Social Media Week event in Lagos.
“I feel fortunate, blessed and eternally grateful for having had the honour to Play,Captain & Coach this great Nation of ours,Nigeria,” Oliseh began his tweets.
“Due to contract violations, lack of support, unpaid wages, benefits to my players, Asst. Coaches & myself, I resign as Super Eagles Chief Coach,” thus ended his brief spell in a turbulent Nigeria job.
In a letter the 41-year-old wrote to the NFF subsequently, he gave a few more details:
“Due to incessant Violations of our signed agreement (Contract) I am hereby informing you of my decision to terminate our working collaboration signed in July 2015.
“The most important objective is for the Super Eagles Of Nigeria to qualify to the next AFCON and the World Cup 2018.
“Since so little help is being rendered me in getting the players to give their best and very vital conditions and advantages to the team play are also being sacrificed coupled with non-redress of the aforementioned despite my several e-mails and others, seeking your aid to effectively carry out my duties were ignored.
“These unconducive working conditions that my coaching crew and myself have to live with, your contractual violations and the interest of the nation necessitates that I tender my resignation and recourse to the termination of our working agreement,” he concluded.
With top officials of the NFF attending the Fifa Elections in Zurich, it is not yet known who they will select as coach ahead of next month’s qualifiers.
Oliseh was a former captain of the Nigerian national team and won the 1994 Afcon as well as Olympic gold in 1996.
He was appointed replacement for Stephen Keshi in July 2015 despite not having coached a top team previously.