1st November, 2010
Former Nigerian international, Samson Siasia has declared that if anybody is good to handle the senior national team, the Super Eagles, he is the best man for the job.
Siasia and former teammate in the Eagles, Stephen Keshi, were short-listed by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF for interview on Thursday for the vacant coaching job of the Eagles. Siasia had alleged that the interview date has been arranged to favour his rival Keshi and vowed not to accept any joint coaching job with his former teammate.
Siasia, while speaking on Brila FM early today said that in terms of rich credential, he is better equipped to handle the Eagles than Keshi.
According to him, â€œif the NFF wants to be fair, I think Iâ€™m better off in terms of exposure and better understanding of how to handle the job.â€
Meanwhile, chairman of the technical committee of the NFF, Barr Chris Green has allayed fears that the expected interview for Keshi and Siasia would become a platform to hoodwink the duo to work together.
Speaking to SuperSport.com from his base in Port Harcourt, Rivers State yesterday, Green said the committee will interview the ex-internationals strictly based on the job application each made to the football house.
â€œEach of them applied for the position of chief coach of the Super Eagles and that was the basis up on which they were short listed and invited for an interview on 4 November.