EXCLUSIVE: New Super Eagles Technical Adviser Wants Samson Siasia To Be Part Of Coaching Crew


Newly appointed Super Eagles coach Genort Rohr has asked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to draft Samson Siasia, the coach of the Nigeria Under-23s to the senior team as part of his coaching set up.


A source at the NFF secretariat said, Rohr asked for the former Super Eagles coach to be a part of his set up during a meeting with some members of the NFF technical committee last week, before one of the games played by the NPFL All Stars team in Spain.

Rohr has been overtly impressed by the tactics and quality of play of the Samson Siasia lead Under-23s who will face Germany in the semi-finals of the football event of the Rio 2016 Olympics on Wednesday.

As part of the German’s plan to re-build the Super Eagles he want most of the players in Siasia’s Under-23s as the base of his squad in his early game due to the understanding they have struck up during the course of the Rio 2016 Olympic.

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“He has made it known that he wants Siasia as part of his coaching set up, the NFF are yet to give him an answer, but for obvious reasons he wants Siasia to help out when he resumes as coach due to his plans of wanting to use the Olympic team as the base of his team” a source told Owngoalnigeria.com

He also believes Siasia’s experience as the last coach to have handled the Super Eagles in a competitive game, will aid his plans of blending players of the Olympic team with other Super Eagles players.