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17.03.2008 Sports News

Siasia For Eagles Job

By Daily Guide
Siasia For Eagles Job
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There are strong indications that the national U-23 chief coach, Samson Siasia maybe announced as head coach of the Super Eagles by the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) by the end of this month.

Siasia was among the coaches interviewed recently by the technical committee of the NFA in Abuja following the vacuum created by German head coach of the Eagles, Berti Vogts after the dismal performance of the team at last month's MTN Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana.

Tribunesports reliably scooped that the odds favour the Bayelsa State-born Siasia because of his track record in the Under-20 and 23 squads and the fact that his plans of having a new national team tally with NFA's.

A source hinted: "Since the bulk of the players that will make the new Super Eagles have at a stage passed through Siasia, it is important that he gets the job because he has full understanding of the players. He will work with them at the national level which will be easy and for the good of the country's football.”

The source further hinted that the NFA's international agent (name withheld) in the United Kingdom was favourably disposed to the choice of Siasia when a top official of the association visited him (the agent) during the week with the report of the interview conducted for the shortlisted coaches.

Tribunesports gathered that former Super Eagles captain, Stephen Keshi might not get the job because he has been linked with a job in Mali, while Sunday Oliseh is said not to have acquired the necessary experience to lead the Eagles. Sunday Tribune

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