Samson Siasia fired as Nigeria coach

Samson Siasia

Samson Siasia has been fired as Nigeria coach for failing to take the country to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations

The executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) ratified the decision to sack the coach on Friday, information monitored by GNA Sports indicates.

This comes after the NFF’s technical committee recommended the dismissal of the former international.

Siasia came under huge pressure after the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the continent’s flagship tournament.

Three weeks ago the Super Eagles had failed to qualify for a Nations Cup finals for the first time since the 1986 edition in Egypt.

The 44-year-old Siasia was a popular choice after he guided Nigeria to the final of the 2005 Fifa Under-20 World Cup in the Netherlands and then the final of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

However, he fell out of favour after his team could only draw 2-2 with Guinea in Abuja earlier this month in a match Nigeria needed to win to stand a chance of qualifying for the Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Local media have speculated that former Nigeria skipper Stephen Keshi will take over the team in an interim capacity for six months.

Source: GNA

  1. Enter your name...Jon Uan says

    Once upon a time, Nigeria’s case for qualification for world cup was hopeless. Shuaibu did the magic and qualied Nigeria. The hard part was over. Amodu was sacked and Onigbinde brought in. We know how it went. Years later, Amodu did it again and also took Nigeria to Africa Cup final as his contract said. Amodu villified and sacked. Nigerians! What a funny lot. Those who forget history are bound to repeat it.

  2. Anonymous says

    Siasia is a good couch NFF should stop dismissing couches like chelsea.

  3. Anonymous says

    Samson Siasia is a good coach no dought about it but his greatest problem is intolerance he should learn his lasson from this incident.

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