The head coach of Nigeria’s Dream team VI, Samson Siasia has resigned. His resignation comes barely a week after he guided the Dream Team to a bronze medal, Nigeria’s only medal at the Rio 2016.
Siasia expressed his frustration with the sports ministry as he revealed that since he arrived Nigeria, no official from the ministry had contacted him.
The Dream Team VI are still owed part of their allowances and in Rio, John Mikel had to settle part of the team’s hotel bills as the NFF did not make payments on time.
Siasia told Vanguard, “My next step is that I am done with Nigeria for now,”
“You can’t keep going to a place where they don’t appreciate you. It does not worth it. Sometimes it is not about the money but the approach.
“They seem not to appreciate the sacrifices. I know how much I have sacrificed since the team began camping two years ago. How can you keep going to people who don’t appreciate you?
“It does not make sense, so I am done for now. I have to go somewhere else where they will appreciate what I have done and what I can do and pay me the respect that I deserve.”
“Even before I returned from the Olympics, the only car they gave me, they took it away from my wife. That is just awesome.
“That is not how to treat someone who was out there seeking glory for the nation. Let them eat their national team.”