10th December, 2010
The newly appointed Chief Coach of the Super Eagles, Samson Siasia has been told toÂ get down to serious business after his unveiling in Abuja on 1 December.
Acting Secretary General of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Musa Adamu, said theÂ enormousÂ work on the shoulder of the former Nigerian international will not allowÂ him the luxury of celebrating his appointment as the coach of the senior nationalÂ team.
â€œSiasia needs to do a lot of behind the scene works to get himself in position forÂ the task ahead. He has to sit down and watch video clips of past matches of theÂ teams and some of our players in both the local and foreign leagues. I donâ€™t thinkÂ he has enough time to celebrate his appointment. It is better for him to sit downÂ and do the job now,â€ he said.
Meanwhile, Siasiaâ€™s much anticipated trip to Europe to meet with some players of theÂ Eagles is not certain.
Speaking yesterday at the Sheraton Hotels, Lagos, venue of the NigerianÂ International Football Expo, Siasia said the NFF is still working out the modalitiesÂ for the trip, adding that availability of funds will determine the next line ofÂ action.
He also disclosed that the Eagles will henceforth be making use of the FIFA FreeÂ days starting from the one in February next year.
He disclosed that preparations for the remaining Nations Cup qualifiers will beginÂ in January with the home-based players resuming camping ahead of the friendly andÂ the qualifying match against Ethiopia in March, 2011.
â€”Taiwo Adelu & Wale Joseph