Facts have continued to emerge from the ongoing case involving Dutch Second Division club, Fortuna Sittard and their suspended coach Sunday Oliseh, just days after the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) tribunal found out that the Nigerian was offered ‘black money’ as payment by the club’s hierarchy, AOIFootball.com reports.
According to a report on Dutch daily, nos.nl, Fortuna Sittard offered Oliseh, his assistants and players ‘black money payment’ (an illegal payment for a job done in which tax is not paid to the government and is punishable in the Netherlands) after the game against FC Emmen in January, despite the club having the bank accounts of the players and coaches. A payment which was rejected by the former Eagles’ captain.
Fortuna Sittard had on Wednesday expressed satisfaction that they have so far been able to clear the allegation of engaging in illegal activities leveled against the club by Oliseh in a tribunal.
The report on the Dutch daily also revealed that Oliseh’s claim that criminal activities occurred at the Limburg-based club is currently being investigated by the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD).
“For the KNVB, it is not the resignation of the coach but the alleged criminal activities at Fortuna which is the starting point for research,” an investigating officer of the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) was quoted on the website.
“For the time being, we have only spoken with Oliseh and, for the sake of the arbitration case and the integrity of the investigation unit, we have put further investigation into the arbitration case.”
The latest development means the case between Sunday Oliseh and Fortuna Sittard is certainly far from over.