Siasia To Reveal Squad On Thursday


SAN FRANCISCO, March 02, (THEWILL) – The acting Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia has revealed that his list of players for the crucial double header against the Pharoahs will be known on Thursday after a meeting with officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The re-appointed ex international, and senior national team gaffer who replaced Sunday Oliseh, has been directed to present his programmes and provisional squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Egypt which he is currently putting together.

Siasia also revealed that talks have been opened by the NFF with Vincent Enyeama and Emmanuel Emenike over their possible return to the national team as he assured that only the best players will be invited insisting he is facing no pressure to succeed.

“We just finished talking with the NFF Technical Director, Shaibu Amodu,” Siasia revealed on Tuesday.

“We are just putting the list of invited players together and after the NFF Technical Committee meeting on Thursday, the list should be released.

“The Super Eagles' Secretary, Dayo Enebi, will be contacting the invited players and he is talking with Enyeama and Emenike; we will talk with them when they are ready to talk.

“We will be happy to see these players back in the team if they can help us to qualify for the 2017 AFCON.

“The job for me is tasking but we are here for challenges and, being a challenge does not mean that it is a mountain we cannot climb.

“I am not feeling any pressure; all I want to do is to ensure we do well in the two games against Egypt,” he concluded.

Siasia took over from Oliseh who resigned last Friday and he will is be assisted by Flying Eagles coach Emmanuel Amuneke, Salisu Yusuf and Alloy Agu as goalkeeper trainer.

The first leg of the encounter will hold in Kaduna on March 25, while the return leg is scheduled for Alexandria on March 29.

Story by David Oputah