Former Super Eagles Head Coach, Samson Siasia, is now in oil-rich Qatar in connection with a lucrative top coaching post. A top source informed africanfootball.com:
“Siasia flew out to Qatar Friday afternoon. He is there to discuss a coaching post.”
Over time, Siasia has been variously linked with overseas coaching posts. It was further gathered that he has already made plans to take some members of his backroom staff from the Olympics should he finally secure the job.
The 49-year-old former Nigerian coach led the Dream Team VI to a bronze medal finish at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games which marked the end of his two-year contract.
In September, Samson Siasia had given the Nigeria Football Federation a 14-day ultimatum to pay his outstanding allowances and salaries.
Siasia said he was been owed five months allowances and salaries and had threatened to disrupt the activities of the NFF ahead October’s 2018 World Cup qualifier if his demands are not attended to. Siasia told BBC Sports:
“I have given them a two-week ultimatum to me pay me or I will sit inside the NFF office in Abuja until I get paid.
“The national team is preparing for a World Cup qualifier and to be honest my unhealthy distractions are the last thing they need right now.”
Nothing has so far been heard if the NFF met with the deadline or not.
Siasia served as Super Eagles’ Head Coach between December 2010 and October 2011, before his contract was terminated following the team’s failure to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
He also coached the National u23 and u20 sides to second place finishes at the 2008 Olympics and the 2005 FIFA U20 World Cup.
Besides coaching the Nigeria Under-20s, Siasia who was the Super Eagle’s caretaker coach for AFCON qualifier double header against Egypt in March. had also handled Heartland FC and now defunct JUTH FC of Jos.