Head Coach of the Nigeria U20 team, Samson Siasia is literally on his kneels begging for help as he on Wednesday revealed some shocking details about his team and himself.
Describing the Dream Team VI as an orphan that has literally been abandoned by the NFF , Siasia begged Nigerians to come to his rescue as he has not been paid for three months now.
“I have tried to play along but for three months, I have not been paid, just promises and all that. Where am I going to have the energy to perform from?” Siasia told Abuja Radio Hot FM on Wednesday
The 48-year old also claims his players have no training kits, and adds that as well as not having an official car, they are yet to be paid a dime for their bronze medal finish at the last All Africa Games.
“We are yet to be paid for our participation at the All Africa Games but CHAN Eagles qualified and got their money.
“The way we travel is a mess. We have no training kits. It’s a shame a national team has no kits to train in with.
“I have kept quiet for almost a year now, but nothing is happening. I haven’t been paid in three months and I have no car,” Siasia claimed.
The can of worms opened by Siasia is coming just a month before the start of the CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations, which serves as qualifiers for the Olympic Games.
The Coach has already made it clear that he should not be held responsible in the event Nigeria fails to make it Rio same way the country missed out at the London Olympics.