Samson Siasia Coach says he does not have a job because of 2017 AFCON miss

Siasia also believes the Super Eagles would have done better if he was in charge from the beginning of the qualifiers.

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Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia believes he remains unemployed because he did not qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Siasia was interim coach of the Super Eagles when they crashed out of the race to qualify for 2017 AFCON.

The Super Eagles lost to Egypt in Alexandria 1-0 after playing out a 1-1 draw earlier in Kaduna.

Samson Siasia play Samson Siasia became Super Eagles coach after Sunday Oliseh resigned (NAN)

 

That loss meant that the Super Eagles could not qualify for the 2017 AFCON in Gabon.

Siasia was appointed interim coach of the Super Eagles after Sunday Oliseh resigned abruptly in February 2017.

The Bayelsa born coach was in charge of the Super Eagles for only the double header against Egypt and believes the team would have done better if he was in charge from the beginning of the qualifiers.

I do not have a job now because I did not qualify Nigeria to the AFCON,” Siasia told African Football.

“It has shown that anytime I have taken a point midway, I do not do well.

Samson Siasia play Samson Siasia led the Dream Team VI to bronze medal at Rio 2016 Olympic Games (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

 

“When I have started a job, I have always finished well.”

Siasia led the Dream Team VI to a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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