Samson Siasia reappointed Super Eagles coach

Coach Siasia celebrate victory with U-23 players
Siasia celebrate victory with U-23 players

Former Super Eagles striker, Samson Siasia, has been re-appointed coach of the team.

Siasia was appointed Friday as replacement for his former colleague, Sunday Oliseh, who resigned hours earlier.

Siasia will work with respected tactician Salisu Yusuf, FIFA U-17 World Cup – winner Emmanuel Amuneke and Alloy Agu for the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt,, the official website of the Nigeria Football Federation, reported Friday.

Siasia worked 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.

Amuneke led the Nigeria U-17 male to a fifth FIFA World Cup title in Chile in 2015.

Salisu Yusuf and Alloy Agu were in the immediate past crew led by Oliseh.


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  • Paul Young

    I hope this isn’t a permanent deal. I dont believe a Nigerian coach can take us to the promised land. They all lack experience. I was particularly irked by keshi. pls we dont need a repeat. Amodu, Onigbinde, chukwu, siasia, Eguavoen, keshi i may have even missed a few, none of them has worked out for us, why do we keep going back to our vomit? I say spend the money and get a good foreign coach whilst our coaches go and improve their coaching skills

    • Akiika

      ….and how successful has the foreign coaches been (save Westahoff)? The problem are not the coaches, but the corruption torn system. Sir Alex Ferguson cannot coach Nigeria successfully, if political appointees keep running the glass house for the sole reason of making money for themselves. I appreciate Oliseh for his principle. NFF should’ve kept their own part of the deal. Shikena!
      As for SiaSia, they’ll burn him one more time.

      • Paul Young

        well i guess we can add bonfere jo to that list for winning us atlanta 96. But i think i read somewhere westerhoff said oliseh isnt fit to coach us. We are all patriotic but frankly we need a foreign coach AND a change in the management team at the glass house. our local coaches will keep breaking our hearts

        • kcee

          We need a change of the Technical Team. Same Barister Green, same Paul Bassey. They want to control the coach. They have been the unseen hands confusionist in the glass house


      Let us keep trying local trainers and managers till we get it right . Foreign coaches cannot be trusted.

    • Daniel

      We don’t need a foreign coach. The NFF is the problem Nigerian coaches are having. The coaches need free hands to operate.

      Why do we allow a white man to do what he wants, yet a Nigerian coach is not allowed?

      You need to know the federal character that goes into selection of players.

  • Comfortkay

    How long will Samson Siasia be our coach before the NFF starts giving him problem?
    We need President Buhari to look seriously into how our sport body is being run by people who are not qualified they are all PDPig and we all know how they run Nigeria for 16 years.

  • Romberg

    No terms, no negotiations; he just went for the job? Perhaps his appointment was just a call flash away – then he’d answer ‘yes, sir’! He wouldn’t even ask that Oliseh’s salaries be paid before he agrees to work for the nff (just as Oliseh didn’t ask that his predecessor be treated fairly) or that his own salaries be paid when due. The way our coaches accept offers from these poor administrators is the reason they fail to perform. Will Siasia now coach all our national teams – SE, U23, U20 and U17? Once beaten, twice shy – that is if you are wise. It’s obvious Sia1 will be beaten three and more times…

  • Arabakpura

    NFF is now beginning to sound like INEC! Let’s restrict our search to coaches who reside in Nigeria – Period! The world is now a global village and the coaches can use the IT that is available to train themselves!


    Congrats to Siasia. This is a great lesson for all: Do not appoint people who lack self-control in manners and speech into leadership positions. It will just be a matter of time for thm to rock the boat and scatter the team. This is the story of Oliseh. I hope he learns to tame his temperament to be a successfull coach.