By Ben Efe
Beijing 2008 Olympics soccer silver winning coach, Samson Siasia has declared his interest to take over the management of the Eagles if given the job.
Siasia is a member of the caretaker committee appointed by President Goodluck Jonathan to oversee the affairs of Nigeria football after the President ordered all the national teams to withdraw from all FIFA events last week.
Siasia said that he was more than ready to work and bring success to the country, like he did with the Flying Eagles in 2005 and the Olympic team in 2008.
â€œWhy not? If Nigeria calls upon me to take over the saddle I will be more than ready. I have all it takes and Iâ€™m ready to go out of my way to make things work, just like I did with the Under-20 when I have to source for funds to keep the team going,â€Siasia said at the weekend.
The former Eaglesâ€™ striker welcomed the governmentâ€™s action on the Nigeria Football Federation, which will make the national teams not to taste international football action for two years.Â Siasia said that if it was a necessary sacrifice that will bring back the glory days ofÂ Nigeria football then the sacking of the NFF executive committee was a welcome development.
Siasia was a victim of the unprofessional conducted of those in Nigeria football administration. He wasÂ favorite to replace German coach,Â Berti Vogts in 2008 when he was sacked following poor results.
Siaisia and Keshi were Nigerians choice to lead the Eagles to the 2010 National Cup in Angola, but the NFF board thought otherwise. Coach Shuaibu Amodu was hired instead and he was ultimately sacked last February, due to unsatisfactory technical approach of the Eagles.