Former coach of the U-23 Dream Team Samson Siasia has been labelled an ingrate by a top official of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The official threatened to expose Samson Siasia, if he continues to castigate the football house.
Siasia, who recently won bronze with Nigeria’s U-23 team at the 2016 Olympics, said he is “done” working for Nigeria after feeling neglected by the NFF before and during the Rio games.
The Dream Team were left stranded in the US just days ahead of the Olympics and arrived Manus, Brazil five hours before their first match against Japan with they eventually won 5 – 4.
Reacting to the numerous claims by Siasia, the unnamed official toldOwnGoalNigeria.com: “We have endured Siasia’s excesses, he knows we have our own side of the story he is telling to the press. He shouldn’t forget that our recent spate of failure to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations was started by him.
“He is an ingrate, we gave him the chance to relaunch himself with the U-23s but he showed us he is still the same person, we know how some players were selected both for the Super Eagles in the two games he handled and also for the U23s, he should just keep shut.
“We have facts to show he was involved in some dealings that led to our failures at tournaments; as a matter of fact, go and ask any board member, we received more petitions about Siasia than any other coach, he knows it.
“If he doesn’t keep shut, we will shame him and end his coaching career, a team that should have won gold, he selected players based on favoritism and he wants us to celebrate bronze with him; we are wiser than that.”
Despite the troubles faced by the team, Siasia’s boys did the nation proud by winning bronze medal – Nigeria’s only medal at the games.
The Dream Team defeated Honduras 3 – 2 in a third place match played at the Maracana stadium.