Samson Siasia Refutes Claims of Applying for Super Eagles Position


Nigerian Coach Samson Siasia refutes allegations of applying for vacant Super Eagles head coach position, expressing his disappointment over FIFA suspension. Siasia highlights timing of job advertisement amidst ongoing suspension, suggest willingness to pursue opportunity after suspension expires in August.

“I did not apply for Super Eagles coaching job because i know FIF has yet lift the suspension on me. I don’t know where those who reported that i applied got their story from. It’s common sense, i cannot be suspended and be applying for a job. I know i would not even be considered for it.” Siasia said.

“The opportunity came too soon because i am still suspended until August 2024. If it had come after August this year, i would have been in contention to lead the Super Eagles. I feel bad, but i cannot help the situation i found myself in. I wish whoever gets the job best of luck,”

Siasia disapproves of considering a foreign coach for National Team, advocating for recognition of abundant indigenous coaches qualifications and capabilities to excel in the role.

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