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Siasia Contacted for Olympic Eagles

Former Super Eagles Head Coach, Samson Siasia, has been asked to coach the Nigeria’s 2016 Olympic team.

Siasia was fired in October 2011 after he failed to qualify Nigeria to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. He has since this dismissal not worked even though he has been linked with various coaching jobs, from India to Kenya.

“We have contacted Siasia for the vacant U23 job but he is yet to get back to us,” a top NFF official told MTNFootball.com Monday.

“He was on holidays in the US but we hear he is back so we will be expecting his response because we want to start early so as to avoid the pain of 2011.”

Siasia led Nigeria to the final of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, where they lost by the odd goal to a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina. Austin Eguavoen resigned his post as coach of the Nigeria U-23s after he failed to qualify the team for the All Africa Games and the London 2012 Olympics.

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