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EXCLUSIVE By David Meshioye:
The Nigeria Football Federation top brass are mulling over sacking U-23s head coach Samson Siasia, Completesportsnigeria.com can exclusively report.
A Completesportsnigeria.com source at the Glass House revealed that the country’s football governing body executives are miffed at Siasia for speaking with the press over the non-payment of salaries.
Peeved by Siasia's outburst, which was celebrated by the media in midweek, the body is toying with the idea of restructuring the Super Eagles coaching crew, a decision that would see Salisu Yussuf deployed as U-23 Eagles head coach with Fatai Amao and Ogunbote as assistants.
Completesportsnigeria.com can also report Siasia has been ordered to respond to the query issued to him to explain why he should not be sanctioned.
According to our source, the NFF officials were irritated on the grounds that Siasia and other national team coaches were told why salaries were being delayed and that efforts are in top gear to ensure the salaries are paid soonest.
NFF’s cash flow has been hampered by the new rule which states that the country’s soccer governing body must run only one revenue account.
“Siasia is facing the sack except there is a divine intervention because the NFF is serious angry with him for going on air to spread the dirty linen in public," the NFF source said.
"He is not the only coach we are owing. Amuneke and Salisu Abubakar too are still being owed and these people have not gone to the press to make such claims.
"We explained to them the cause of this problem and then appealed to the coaches to be patient only for Siasia to go to the press.”