Former Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia, has resigned from his post as head coach claiming to do so as a result of a disrespectful system.
According to BBC Sport, he said,
‘I have reached that point where I have to say I have had enough, I’ve gone several months without getting paid, years of being derided and disrespected by the sports authorities in Nigeria but I am done already. It’s sad that after all we went through to get to Brazil and end up winning a bronze medal, the players, coaching and backroom staff never received a ‘thank you’ in appreciation despite a turbulent time at the Olympics. First we had the minister deride us for camping in Atlanta and even denied our existence as a group before the flight problems. Players had to embark on a strike to be heard, then the boys kept a good spirit to win an incredible medal, only to be publicly criticised for speaking to the Japanese surgeon who supported and rewarded the team for their brave spirit I’ve taken a deep look at everything and concluded that things need to change for us to progress as a country not just in football but our general lives.I have fulfilled my obligations as a citizen, footballer and coach; right now I do not want to be involved in the Nigerian football system anymore.’
The Nigerian Football Federation are yet to respond to Siasia’s resignation.