NFF TECHNICAL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS SIASIA'S SACK
Barring last minute manoeuvres, Eagles' coach, Samson Siasia, may seize to be the manager of Nigerian national team on Thursday when the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation will meet. The Board is expected to implement the recommendations of its technical committee which had earlier voted for the sack of Siasia. The committee's recommendation, Daily Sunsports gathered was informed by the contract Siasia signed when he earned the Eagles' job last year.
Siasia's contract had a clause that says that he must lead the team, at least, to the semi final of the 2012 Nations Cup, which Nigeria dramatically failed to qualify for.
Meanwhile, the under fire Super Eagles' handler, Samson Siasia, has declared that he is ready to go as the team's handler after the shameful outing against Guinea.
Siasia, who apparently is still stunned on his team loss said yesterday that he would accept whatever comes his way from his employers, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
In Siasia's words: 'Now, it is no longer in my hands. Whatever the NFF decide, we will accept. If they want us to stay, we will carry on rebuilding the team in the right way.
'If they don't, we will say thank you and move on. That is the way football works.'
The coach who had after the 2-2 draw against Guinea apologized to Nigerians, said he would, however, not allow the failure to qualify for the Nations Cup demoralize the team as it faces Ghana in today's international friendly in London.
'We have to put what happened behind us. There is nothing we can do about it. We just have to learn from our mistakes and make sure we play a good game and win against Ghana.'
It would be noted that the NFF had Sunday night queried Siasia, even as it gave him 48 hours to explain what happened against Guinea.
The soccer federation is insisting that it did what it was supposed to do to propel the Eagles to victory.
Siasia and his boys would have smiled to the banks with 10,000 dollars if they had beaten Guinea.
Interestingly, the Syli Stars of Guinea got only a paltry 2,000 dollars for their brilliance at the Abuja National Stadium.