Siasia says Nigeria needs change

Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has
said that if he has another shot at being
coach of the national team, he would do
things differently.
The former Super Eagles trainer, who was
sacked after failing to qualify the country
for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, also
said that things must change concerning
the administration of football in the
“There is nowhere in the world where a
coach has to discuss his team list with the
technical committee for approval for any
match,” Siasia said at the MTN Hub, a
round-table discussion on Sunday.
The ex-international said that the Nigeria
Football Federation (NFF) is part of the obstacle
that does not allow the team and the coach to
After a tenure that saw him clash with key
players in the squad, Siasia tried to explain the
reasons why he left out goalkeeper Vincent
Enyeama and striker Peter Odemwingie from the
national team at various times.
“I did not have any personal issues with Vincent,
only in the manner of his approach to solving a
challenge,” he said.
Siasia has been appointed as the new coach of
Indian Premier League side Durgapur, which
also has Austin Okocha as a player.

Adeola Adebowale

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