Stephen Keshi endorses Samson Siasia for Nigeria U-23 job

The Big Boss says that SiaOne is able to deliver a good job if he is given the mantle to lead the Olympic team once again


Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has thrown his weight behind former teammate and predecessor in the national team Samson Siasia to do a good job with the Under-23 national team.

It was reported that the former Super Eagles trainer has been considered to handle the team he once led to the final of the Olympic football tournament in Beijing, China in 2008 although the Nigeria Football Federation has not confirmed it.

“I have not heard about it but Samson is a Nigerian and a qualified coach so I believe he is capable of doing the job if he is given the work to handle the U-23 national team,” Keshi told in Abuja on Tuesday.

The architect of Nigeria’s triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations in South last month is already psyched up to lead the squad against Kenya in their 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifying game.

He disclosed that all the invited Nigeria Professional Football League players are already for the must win encounter.

“All the invited players are already in camp and I am happy that they responded quickly as usual, which is good for team spirit and the work ahead. The response has been great from the players,” Keshi disclosed.