• Finally!! NFF Pays Siasia Outstanding Five Months Salaries

    Finally!! NFF Pays Siasia Outstanding Five Months Salaries

    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has paid former Nigeria coach, Samson Siasia, his outstanding five months salaries.

    According to sources in the Glass House, Siasia and current Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, are no longer being owed by the federation.

    “Yea, I have gotten my salaries, thank you,” Siasia confirmed to our News sportsmen.

    In September, Siasia handed the NFF a two-week ultimatum, to pay up or he would disrupt the Eagles’ 2018 World Cup preparations.

    He told the BBC at the time: […]

  • Siasia Gives NFF Two Weeks Ultimatum To Pay His Salaries Or He Will SIT Inside Their Office Till He Gets PAID

    Siasia Gives NFF Two Weeks Ultimatum To Pay His Salaries Or He Will SIT Inside Their Office Till He Gets PAID

    Samson Siasia, Nigeria’s former under-23 coach, has given the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) a two-week ultimatum to settle its debt to him.

    Siasia says the NFF owes him five months’ salary arrears from the start of April to August 2016.

    The 49-year-old led the country to a bronze medal finish at the Rio Olympics. Barely five weeks after ending his two-year contract on a high, Siasia said his patience is fast running out.

    “I have given them a two week ultimatum to pay […]

  • Samson Siasia Stadium ready soon – Bayelsa government

    Samson Siasia Stadium ready soon – Bayelsa government

    The Bayelsa Government has said that the renovation of the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenogoa, will be completed very soon.

    Speaking in a statement, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Jonathan Obuebite, said the stadium will soon be ready for sporting activities.

    He also commended the state governor, Seriake Dickson, for approving release of funds for contractors to return to the site and complete work.

    Obuebite said: “The football pitch will be ready very soon to enable Bayelsa United Football Club of Yenagoa […]

  • I’ve forgiven Dalung for calling me human trafficker – Siasia

    I’ve forgiven Dalung for calling me human trafficker – Siasia

    Dream Team VI chief coach, Samson Siasia, whose team won Nigeria’s only medal at the Rio Olympics 2016, has disclosed that, after the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, apologized to him for calling him a ‘human trafficker’ over the national team’s trip to Atlanta, USA to prepare for the Olympic soccer event, he has forgiven the minister.

    The former Lokeren and Nantes FC striker and the only African football coach to win two medals at the Olympics said: “I was very surprised […]

  • Nigerian billionaires were nowhere when we were suffering in Brazil – Siasia reacts to NFF’s report on Takasu

    Nigerian billionaires were nowhere when we were suffering in Brazil – Siasia reacts to NFF’s report on Takasu

    Nigeria’s Under-23 team handler to the just concluded Rio Olympics in Brazil, Samson Siasia has expressed disappointment at Nigerian billionaires for turning their backs on the team during preparations in Atlanta, USA and in Brazil during the games.

    Recall that Japanese surgeon, Dr. Katsuya Takasu, gave the team a gift of $390,000 to help them settle their bills in Brazil.

    Siasia told the BBC, “This man came to our aid when we were in trouble. I must thank him. He is a […]

  • He has apologised to me- Samson Siasia

    He has apologised to me- Samson Siasia

    Embittered coach of the bronze winning U-23 national football team at the Rio Olympics, Samson Siasia has said he no longer habours any ill-feelings for the Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung for labelling him a ‘Human trafficker’ because “he has apologised to me”.

    Widely travelled BBC World Football reporter, Osasu Obayiuwana has revealed that Siasia spoke extensively with him during an interview Wednesday night for the BBC on so many issues including the attack on him (Siasia).

    Obayiuwana disclosed that the Bayelsa-born gaffer […]

  • NFF has not been fair to our local coaches  – Dalung

    NFF has not been fair to our local coaches – Dalung

    Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has said the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has not been fair to the Under-23 coach, Samson Siasia who quit the team during the week.

    Speaking to State House Correspondents after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa, Dalung condemned the withdrawal of Siasia’s official car by the NFF.

    According to the Minister, Siasia did not deserve to be treated that way as he was an asset to Nigeria who must be treated […]

  • Pay Siasia his money- Sports Minister orders NFF

    Pay Siasia his money- Sports Minister orders NFF

    Youth and Sports Minister Barrister Solomon Dalung has appealed to the Nigeria Football Federation NFF to pay the U-23 National team’s Coach Samson Siasia. The Minister gave the charge when Siasia paid him a visit Monday in his office in Abuja. Siasia visited with his wife Sandra to thank the Minister for his support to the Dream Team from Atlanta to Rio where they won Bronze in the football event of the Rio Olympics and to officially inform him that […]

  • ‘It was 10 days of hell in Atlanta, I’ll never touch NFF job with long pole, I dont want to die young’ – Samson Siasia

    ‘It was 10 days of hell in Atlanta, I’ll never touch NFF job with long pole, I dont want to die young’ – Samson Siasia

    Samson Siasia, Nigeria’s Bronze winning coach at Rio 2016 has made more damning revelations as to how the team weathered the storm to achieve success at Brazil during the summer.

    In an interview with BBC,  Bayelsa born Siasia revealed he had quit his post as under-23 coach and has now made more startling revelations as to the team’s adventure in Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro.

    ‘I’m still being owed five months salary. They said it’s due to TSA (Treasury single account) but […]

  • ‘It was 10 days of hell in Atlanta, I’ll never touch NFF job with long pole, I dont want to die young’ – Samson Siasia

    ‘It was 10 days of hell in Atlanta, I’ll never touch NFF job with long pole, I dont want to die young’ – Samson Siasia

    Samson Siasia, Nigeria’s Bronze winning coach at Rio 2016 has made more damning revelations as to how the team weathered the storm to achieve success at Brazil during the summer.

    In an interview with BBC,  Bayelsa born Siasia revealed he had quit his post as under-23 coach and has now made more startling revelations as to the team’s adventure in Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro.

    ‘I’m still being owed five months salary. They said it’s due to TSA (Treasury single account) but […]

  • NFF took away my official car

    NFF took away my official car

    Samson Siasia, who recently won bronze with Nigeria’s U-23 team at the 2016 Olympics, has said he is “done” working for Nigeria.

    The coach revealed he has not been contacted by any staff of the Sports Ministry or Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), since he arrived from the Games.

    “My next step is that I am done with Nigeria for now,” Siasia told Vanguard.

    “You can’t keep going to a place where they don’t appreciate you. It does not worth it. Sometimes it is […]