Super Eagles Coach Samson Siasia has been fired by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the BBC reports. We’re told his sack today Friday, October 28, 2011 is based on his failure to take the country to the forthcoming 2012 African Cup of Nations.
According to the BBC, 11 members of the NFF went into a short meeting and the decision to relieve Siasia of his duties was made after its technical committee had recommended the dismissal of the ex-Super Eagles player.
Siasia’s job had been under the knife after he failed to qualify for the 2012 edition of the Nations cup to be held in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
NFF President Alhaji Aminu Maigari was said to have told the board within their short meet that the decision wouldn’t be reversed, according to PM News.
However, sources have also revealed that four out of the 11 NFF scribes are not happy with the decision as they feel Siasia has done way better than his predecessor since he picked up the job as senior coach from Austin Eguaveon in November 2010.
Siasia is yet to make any statement.