Friday Oct 28, 2016. 00:20
Samson Siasia is now a happy man after the Nigeria Football Federation paid him 15 million Naira being his salary for five months as coach of the country’s Olympic team.
Siasia, who led the country to win bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games, has been on the neck of the NFF president Amaju Pinnick and even promised at some point that he will relocate from his house to the glass house until his salaries are paid.
All that is now in the past as Siasia is a happy man again as all monies owed the former Super Eagles coach were paid directly into his account on Thursday.
Siasia, who only recently returned from a job interview in Qatar, took over the Super Eagles from Sunday Oliseh but failed in a last-gasp effort to qualify Nigeria for the 2017 AFCON in Gabon after picking just one point from two games against Egypt.
He is currently out of contract as his deal with the football house expired after the Rio games but he is still on the fringes expecting that something new may come up in no distant future.
By Ade Omotayo