Posted by: searchafrica | December 3, 2010

As NFF Unveils Siasia

Samson Siasia during his unveiling

Samson Siasia was onWednesday officially presented to the public as the new coach of the Super Eagles by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The ceremony, which took place at the Press Centre of the Abuja National Stadium, had earlier been scheduled to take place on November 10 but had to be called off at the last minute due to a nationwide strike by the country’s labour unions.
“I must tell you that we picked the man that clearly demonstrated our vision, plan and target for the national team. We believe that he is capable and experienced enough to handle the national team and take us to the next level,” Maigari told reporters at the ceremony.
In reaction to his appointment, Siasia, who got most people at the venue up on their feet with his rendition of a popular Yoruba gospel song, expressed his gratitude to the NFF and the supervisory Sports Ministry for handing him the opportunity to coach the Super Eagles.
Nigerian football followers were also not left out as Siasia also expressed his gratitude to them for helping him actualise what he described as “a lifelong dream.” He however called on Nigerian football followers to be patient as he sets about the task of building a national team that will be the pride of every Nigerian.
“It will take the support of everyone to build this dream,” Siasia said. “We need time also, but I promise to do everything humanly possible to make the Eagles fly again.”

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