By Richard Jideaka, Abuja:
The Nigeria Football Federation has assured Super Eagles interim coach, Samson Siasia, that there is no plan, for now, to hire a foreign coach to take over the senior national team job from him, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
General Secretary of the NFF, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, who disclosed this on Monday stated that Siasia was saddled with the responsibility of beating Egypt to the AFCON ticket, adding that the federation has absolute trust in the former Nigeria international striker to successfully lead the Super Eagles to Gabon.
"We have absolute trust in Siasia to deliver, and we are giving him all the support to ensure that we achieved our target which to qualify for AFCON. We are not thinking of replacing him for now and we are not discussing with any coach as at this moment. Siasia was with me this morning and I assured him that his job is safe and not threatened," Sanusi said.
"Honestly, we don't know where this story is coming from because we are not talking with any foreign coach. We don't want anything that will distract the team from the task of beating Egypt home and away. We have confidence in Siasia, that is why we saddled him with the responsibility of heading the coaching crew after Sunday Oliseh resigned .
" What we want from Nigerians is support and prayers so that the Super Eagles qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations. Siasia is doing well so far and we trust him to deliver," Sanusi stated.