Coach Samson Siasia, the former Nigeria U23 coach, has given the Nigeria Football Federation a 14-day ultimatum to pay his outstanding allowances and salaries. According to him, failure for them to do so will warrant him disrupting the activities of the NFF ahead next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier. Speaking in an interview with BBC sports, Siasia demanded for the speedy payment of his earning said to be up to five months.
Siasia said: “I have given them a two-week ultimatum to 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.”
The 49-year-old 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. Contrary to reports that he resign as Nigeria’s U-23 team coach, Samson Siasia had revealed that he didn’t quit his position but left, after his contract expired at the conclusion of Rio Olympics games. Speaking to The Punch, Siasia said: “This is not really resignation; my contract was arranged to end with the Olympics. And so the contract has ended.”