Sokari Happy With Siasia’s Super Eagles Return

Sokari Happy With Siasia’s Super Eagles Return

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Nigeria U-23 and CS Sfaxien of Tunisua  midfielder Kingsley Sokari has extended his warmest wishes to re-appointed Super Eagles head coach Samson Siasia following his announcement by the Nigeria Football Federation.

The NFF confirmed a three-man coaching crew comprised of Siasia, Emmanuel Amuneke and Salisu Yusuf will take interim charge of the Super Eagles after Sunday Oliseh resigned from his position as coach of the Nigerian senior national team. 

"I was happy when I heard about the appointment of coach Samson Siasia. He is an experienced coach and I feel he will succeed as Super Eagles coach.

"It will be my pleasure to work with him again. I was not at the U-23 AFCON but that is past now. The attention is on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations," the former Enyimba playmaker told

Reacting to a question on how players welcome the news of an in-coming coach and the sacking or resignation of another, Sokari said it does not affect the players' concentration.

"Administrative matters are for the administrators. We are professional footballers. I do not think a change of coaching crew is supposed to affect the psyche of players. It happens in almost every club. Oliseh was a good coach, Siasia will succeed too because we (Nigerian players) are doing well now for our clubs," Sokari assured. 

Siasia, Amuneke and Yusuf will be focused on Nigeria claiming all three points on March 25 in the Eagles' 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.