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Siasia claims he hasn’t been paid for three months

28 October 2015, 10:25

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.

"I have 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.

Also read: Siasia invites more players for Olympic qualifiers

"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.

- News24


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