Siasia seeks to be Uganda’s national football coach.
The former Super Eagles Head coach, Samson Siasia, is said to have applied to coach the Ugandan National team, the Cranes.
Siasia’s entrance into the race to coach the East African country is not surprising, having missed out narrowly on the Harambee Stars of Kenya job months back.
According to reliable sources, Siasia has dropped his CV at Federation of Uganda Football Association, FUFA, for consideration for the job that was left vacant after immediate former head coach, Bobby Williamson, was shown the door.
Siasia who prides himself with having coached all the cadre of Nigeria’s male national teams safe for the U-17 is believed to be amongst the top names jostling for the Uganda job.
Others hunting for the same post include Tom Saintfiet, who is the former head coach for Tanzania giants Simba SC.
Siasia, a former international striker led Nigeria’s U23 to the final of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where they were beaten in the final by Argentina.
He also guided the country’s team to the final of the 2005 FIFA U20 World Cup in the Netherlands.
He was fired as Nigeria’s coach in October 2011 after he failed to qualify the Super Eagles for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
He has since not worked as a coach despite reports linking him with numerous coaching openings amongst which is a possible return to the U-23 job which he has said he is interested in.
Siasia could not be reached for comments.
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