Siasia expresses worry over physical status of Super Eagles players
By George Aluo, USA
Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia says he is losing sleep over the physical status of Nigerian internationals ahead of next month’s Russia 2018 back to back World Cup qualifiers between the Eagles and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
Siasia who spoke exclusively to Daily Sunsports in Atlanta, USA where he is on vacation with his family said the truth is that most of the players Rohr would be relying upon to over run Cameroon are not in the best of form.
“I don’t want to mention names but you would agree with me that most of our players are not in good shape. That to me is a problem Rohr would have to find a way to deal with when the Eagles get into camp. In spite of that challenge, I m confident we would get the result we need to eventually qualify for the World Cup. As a patriotic Nigerian I m praying for the team and it is my desire to see them go all the way,” Siasia said.
The coach who led the nation’s Dream Team to win bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics said he is at the moment cooling off with his family, adding that being out of contract for now, is not a big deal.
“I’m not desperate for a new coaching job. I have got offers from some clubs and even from the Rwanda FA. But I turned down the offers because I don’t want to go into a job I would regret going into. Rwanda FA interviewed me via Skype which to me was not the best. They now said I should buy myself a ticket to Kigali after which they will give me a refund. That to me was not a good way to start a coaching relationship. An FA that truly wants a coach would right from day one respect the coach. It is only a hungry coach that would jump at any offer,” Siasia said.