The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have put on standby a coach to replace Samson Siasia as head of the country’s U23 team after his media attack against his employers.
Siasia has been queried by his employers after he blasted them in the media, accusing them of abandoning his team just a month before crucial 2016 Rio Olympics qualifiers in Senegal.
NFF officials have described Siasia’s comments in the media as “gross misconduct” and have moved ahead to place a coach on standby should the U23 coach not answer the query satisfactorily.
An official said: “One of the coaches with the national team has been put on standby to replace Siasia should he not answer his query satisfactorily.
“That coach will be the one who will lead the team to Senegal if Siasia is fired.”
According to africanfootball.com, what has irritated the NFF leadership the most is that a top executive committee member had met with Siasia to explain the federation’s financial situation to him only for the coach to still go to the media hours later to declare he should not be blamed should the country fail to qualify for next year’s Olympics.
It was further gathered that Siasia is already sober after he received his query.
“He is already begging and apologising to everyone, but what is crucial is how he answers the query. That will determine whether he stays or he is booted out,” another source disclosed.