Siasia Gives NFF 2-Week Ultimatum over Unpaid Salaries
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is heading for a messy drama with former head coach of the bronze-winning Olympic football team, Samson Siasia over salary arrears and other allowances owed him.
Vanguard reports that one month after Siasia severed ties with the NFF following the expiration of his contract as coach of the national U23 team, his salary arrears are still being held much to the dismay of the man who toiled in the face of huge obstacles to win Nigeria’s solitary bronze medal at the Rio Olympic Games.
The former Super Eagles coach has now threatened to storm NFF’s secretariat and sit tight even at night until his five-month salary arrears and those of his assistants are cleared.
“Trust me, you don’t need my distractions before your next game. It won’t be healthy for NFF, please.”
In a letter he sent via e-mail to the General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, Siasia lamented the fact that there was not even an explanation to the coaches on the position of the football body.
“If I don’t get my salary in two weeks, I will come to the office and stay there until I get paid . If I have to come there every day until I get paid that’s what am going to do.”
A Glass House source said NFF scribe Sanusi has since responded to Siasia’s letter, pleading with the coach for understanding as the money that was earmarked for the coaches’ salaries was intact but couldn’t be accessed due to administrative hitches.
He assured that the wait will soon be over as they were in the final lap of getting the money transferred to an account for immediate withdrawal and payment.
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