The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare, says ex-Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia is a liar, he accused Mr. Siasia of receiving cash from governors and the federal government to upturn his FIFA ban. Mr. Dare on Tuesday insisted that the ministry of sports did not abandon Siasia as the former Eagles player claimed.
I'm sure you know that football stadiums are sometimes named after a legendary player, as a way to honour them. Players like Samson Siasia, Johann Cryuff, Diego Maradona and Ferenc Puskas all have stadiums named in honour of their football-related efforts and accomplishments. Similarly, the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid was named after a legendary Real Madrid football player and manager by that name.
From the late 70s up till early 90s, the Lagos Principals' Cup was hotly contested by secondary schools in the State. Aside from being the most followed grassroots sports competition in the State at the time, it also served as a veritable scouting ground for clubs in the State and neighbouring States such as Ogun, Oyo and Osun.
Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia’s, life-ban from football have been reduced to five years by Court of Arbitration for Sports. In 2019, Siasia was sanctioned by FIFA for agreeing to “receive bribes in relation to manipulation of matches”. Siasia, who is one of the most decorated African football coach at the Olympics, won silver at the Beijing Games in 2008 and bronze at the 2016 Rio Games.
The world's most patient manager in international football had nearly had enough. However, Samson Siasia was not fed up with his players not playing up to their optimum quality, he was just exasperated that his country FA have failed to pay up his backlogs of salary and players' allowances.
Being alive to witness another year calls for celebration because it's not easy. The kind of joy we experience when we know that our birthdays are drawing nearer is second to none. Meanwhile, during my research I discovered that most of our famous footballers were born in the month of August and in this article, I will be showing you some former Nigerian footballers who were born in the month of August.
It is no longer news that the World football governing body, FIFA, has finally passed a verdict in the case of former Super Eagles striker and coach, Samson Siasia. Siasia who FIFA, in 2019, claimed was “guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches,” a clear violation of FIFA’s Code of Ethics, was slammed with a lifetime ban from football-related activities in addition to a 50,000 Swiss francs ($54,000) fine.
Former Super Eagles player and coach, Samson Siasia has gotten some form of reprieve at the Court of Arbitration for Sports. Siasia now has his life ban from football, handed to him by FIFA Ethics committee in 2019 for match-fixing reduced to five years. By the CAS judgement, the Bayelsa-born manager can return to the game in 2014.
As the unbelievable story of Ronaldo returning to United takes the airwaves, notable Players all around the world have been pouring out their responses in support and against the 5 time Balon d'Or Award Winner's move. One of Nigeria's finest who was the youngest Eagle in the 1980 Nigeria's Afcon winning squad has hit hard on the Portuguese decisions calling it a wrong move at a wrong time.Henry Nwosu explained that Christiano Ronaldo Should have stayed with Juventus based on the support he gets on the field of play.
Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia has expressed disappointment in how the Nigerian government and his colleagues of Super Eagles abandoned him during his life ban case. The former football player expresses dissatisfaction with the treatment melted on him by the government and his colleagues he worked with while in the Super Eagles as a player and a coach.
'Siasia is not telling the truth' - Nigeria Minister of Sport, Dare Blasts Former Super Eagles Coach
Nigeria Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare has hit back at Former Super Eagle Coach, Samson Siasia, for not telling the truth in his recent allegations. Siasia recently revealed he has been ignored by the government despite giving his all during his playing days for the Nigerian national team.
Opinion: Detailed Reasons Why Samson Siasia's Disappointment Towards Nigerian Government Is Invalid.
Over the past couple of weeks, there have been a back and forth between former super eagles striker/manager, Samson Siasia and the Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare on the issues surrounding the Nigerian legend and his life ban by FIFA, which has been reduced to 5 years, after he was accused of 'match fixing'.
Many Nigerians will agree with me that ever since Bonfere Jo's exit as the Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Playing qualifying games to gain entry Into the world cup and Nations Cup became a huge huddle to scale until Gernot Rohr surfaced in 2016. In August 2021, Gernot Rohr turned 5 years on the Super Eagles job which makes him the longest serving Manager in the history National Team coaching job surpassing Clemens Westerhof by a month.
Former Nigeria international, Samson Siasia has hit out at the government for neglecting their legends in their time of needs and troubles. The former striker played for Super Eagles between 1984-1999, making a total of 51 appearances for Nigeria, in which he scored thirteen goals, and was part of the team that participated in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved an allocation of a 3-bedroom flat to the Super Eagles squad that won the 1994 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia about 27 years ago. Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu announced in a statement on Thursday night. He said the approval followed a memorial by Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola.
Former Super Eagles forward and coach, Samson Siasia has sued FIFA in a US court concerning the ban placed on him by the football governing body. The former star claims FIFA ran afoul of his constitutional rights following his convictions on bribery. FIFA President, Infantino Siasia claims only the US Government have the power to charge him in a lawsuit filed Monday in New York Federal Court.
6. Samson Siasia (Nigeria vs Argentina, 1994 FIFA World Cup): This game was a group stage encounter which ended 2-1 in favour of Argentina. Nigeria's Samson Siasia opened scoring in the 8th minute before Claudio Cannigia equalized in the 21st minute and scored the winner in the 28th minute.
Former Super Eagles player Samson Siasia has hit out at the federal for abandoning legends in their time of need. The former striker played for the Super Eagles from 1984-1999, making a complete of 51 appearances and scoring 16 goals within the process. He was among the players who won the 1994 Africa Cup of countries title and has also had two stints as a teacher of the national team.
Samson Siasia Speaks. Former Super Eagles Chief Coach Samson Siasia on Friday spoke for the first time since Monday when the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) reduced his life ban from football to five years. The former Super Eagles forward decries the fact that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) did not give him any support throughout his travails, in spite of his meritorious service to the nation.
Samson Siasia has had his FIFA imposed life ban from sports rescinded by the Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS. The ban from football has been reduced to five years by the Court of Arbitration for Sports while the initial $50,000 USD fine was also cancelled. In 2019, Samson Siasia was banned by FIFA from football for life for allegedly getting involved in match fixing and he was fined 50,000 dollars in the process.