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Kalika: Siasia And I Deserve Super Eagles Job

Kalika: Siasia And I Deserve Super Eagles Job

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Former Super Eagles assistant coach Simon Kalika insists that he and former Eagles chief coach Samson Siasia deserve another shot at the helms of the Eagles coaching job.


There is an uncertainty over the future of stop-gap Eagles boss, Stephen Keshi despite being in charge of the Eagles’ 2015 AFCON qualifiers thus far.

Nigeria will this weekend and next week Wednesday (October 15) play against Sudan in a double header 2015 AFCON qualifier, and in response to Completesportsnigeria.com’s question over the possibility of their return to the Eagles fold, Kalika states that he and his former boss, Siasia did not fail whilst in charge of the Nigerian national team.


“A second chance in the Eagles? A second chance feels and sounds as if we failed, but look at our starting point, ” begins Kalika during an exclusive chat with Completesportsnigeria.com

“We took over the team when they (Eagles) had lost their opening 2012 Nations Cup qualifying opener against Guinea(with Austin Eguavoen in charge of the team).

“Siasia and I never lost an official game with the Super Eagles,” the Surinamese-born coach tells Completesportsnigeria.com on phone from his Amsterdam home.

The amiable tactician would go on to extol their impact in the national team before the Nigeria Football Federation decided to axe them following the Super Eagles failure to qualify for the 2012 African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

“We changed the old-fashioned system with results like 5-0, 3-0, 4-1 etc. In every game, we created more than 10 chances,” Kalika stresses.

On Saturday’s game against Sudan managed by Mohamed Abdallah, Kalika states tersely:

“I believe the situation of things will be a source of inspiration to the players. I know the players will be up for the fight, but hopefully, they will not make the mistake of underrating the capability of the Sudanese team who could be spoilers.”

The Super Eagles are expected to hit Sudan on match day, October 11 and return to Abuja, Nigeria ahead of the next game against the Eastern African side ranked 133 in the world.

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  • chukwuma 7 years ago

    Yes my friend,that is so true.Some people forgot how the so called technical advisers messed you and coach Sia up.

  • chuks 7 years ago

    Oh my God, I can’t stop laughing! You deserve super eagles job indeed! Siasia and Kalika did not know that a 2-1 victory over Guinea will qualify Nigeria for 2012 AFCON. You exposed your defense in the name attacking to score more goals and Guinea equalized in Abuja. What a shame! You do not know simple arithmetic. You should have beaten them 5-1, 4-1, 3-1 as you stated at least to show that you are more technically superior to coach Augustine E. who lost the first game in Guinea. We do not need coaches who do not even know simple analysis.
    Let me ask Kalika: Which club or national team has you and your Siasia been coaching since 2011 after you were sacked as super eagles handlers? None!
    May God help our NFF officials to be wise.

  • Kola,us 7 years ago

    This is arrogance mixed with ignorance. You could not beat Ethiopia and Guinea , all you care about is beating Kenya and Argentina. You complain about Eguavoen losing to Guinea in Conakry , but and Siasia could not beat the same Guinea in a Nigeria. My theory is Eguavoen that lost to guinea 0-1 in Conakry could have played 2-2 with them in Nigeria, at the same time a coach that could not bear Guinea in Nigeria for a crucial final match would have lost to them by 0-2 in Conakry when the match was not that important. You guys don’t deserve another shot.