Abuja - With just a month
to their participation at the 3rd CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria U23
coach Samson Siasia has accused the Nigeria Football Federation of failing to
pay his salaries for three months.
Speaking to Hot
FM in Abuja on Wednesday, Siasia claims he is yet to be paid for three months
and as a result, morale is low in their camp.
tried to play along but for three months, I have not been paid, just promises
and all that. Where am I going to have the energy to perform from?" Siasia
said in the interview.
The 48-year old
also claims his players have no training kits, and adds that as well as not
having an official car, they are yet to be paid a dime for their bronze medal
finish at the last All Africa Games.
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"We are yet
to be paid for our participation at the All Africa Games but CHAN Eagles
qualified and got their money.
"The way we
travel is a mess. We have no training kits. It's a shame a national team has no
kits to train in with.
"I have kept
quiet for almost a year now, but nothing is happening. I haven't been paid in
three months and I have no car," Siasia claimed.
This is coming
just a month before the start of the CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations, which
serves as qualifiers for the Olympic Games.
It would be
recalled that Nigeria U17 coach, Emmanuel Amuneke had three months ago,
complained of not being paid by the Nigeria Football Federation.