The Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) tribunal has ruled that second division club Fortuna Sittard must pay their suspended Nigerian coach Sunday Oliseh part of his salary as compensation.
Oliseh was put on non-active by the club on 14 February. According to Fortuna, there was the talk of culpable and inadmissible behaviour.
According to Barros, Fortuna wanted to end their relationship with Sunday Oliseh without any severance payment.
Barros said; “Greedy and disrespectful, the Arbitration Board, fortunately, looked through the case and issued a severance payment to my client – clear evidence that Sunday won this case”.
“I’m delighted at the ruling and the most important thing for me in the judgment was that it was stated that they did not find anywhere that I was a bad employee,” Oliseh told CSN shortly after he left the tribunal. “The judgment came like an hour ago; it’s a 20-page judgment. My assistant coaches will also be compensated.
“The Federation gave the President of Fortuna Sittard (Isitan Gun) one week to pay me the compensation or to withdraw the request to terminate my contract. If he does withdraw it means he will pay more than the stipulated compensation fee.”
The former Nigeria Super Coach took his twitter handle to share his testimony. Oliseh also appreciated Nigerians for their support during the injustice period.
Sunday Oliseh said; “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!! Consequentially negating false claims by Fortuna. God is Great!”
“The court further sanctions Fortuna Sittard compensate me (Oliseh) immediately financially. I am obliged to stay as Fortuna Employee until the month of May 2018.”
“Thanks to all my well-wishers for your valued support all through this injustice. Thankful to God for his blessings!” he concluded.
Sunday Oliseh was suspended by the club in mid-February. Thereafter, he got accused them of illegal practices and violating the law. He is demanding to be paid the remainder of his contract at the club until 2019, a promotional bonus and compensation for damages.
Sunday Oliseh joined Fortuna Sittard in December 2016 while they were struggling to avoid relegation but he won them a promotion play-off spot this season before his suspension.