Nigeria Olympic coach Samson Siasia has appealed to the Nigeria Football Federation to pay his salaries and offset the backlog of bonuses and allowances owed him and his players, with just over a week to the start of the Games in Brazil.
As earlier revealed by fcnaija.com, the former Nigeria international has not been paid for months, which he has now confirmed.
He said: “I am appealing to the Nigeria Football Federation and the sports ministry to pay our salaries,” a deflated Siasia said in a radio interview.
As he spoke further, Siasia also posited that if his salaries are not paid before the Games, they will end up not being paid at all.
“After the Olympics, that money will just go on voice mail,” Siasia said, meaning he will not be paid afterwards.
This is also coming on the heels of the failure of the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF to pay the salaries of U20 men’s coach Emmanuel Amuneke, former Super Falcons coach, Edwin Okon and former national technical director Amodu Shuaibu (who was owed before he died).
Immediate past Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh is also claiming he is being owed by the NFF, even though the Glass House has hotly disputed the claim.