Samson Siasia denies applying for Uganda national team job

The former Nigeria handler has spoken out against rumours stating that he is hunting for a job with the Ugandan football national team


Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has denied ever applying for the job of the position of Head Coach of the national team of Uganda.

Media reports stated that Siasia who was recently appointed as the Sole Administrator of a football academy in his native Bayelsa State applied for the job to replace the sacked Scotsman Bobby Williamson.

Siasia told on Wednesday that the story was not true and he is busy with the new job the Bayelsa State Government has given to him as well as his own academy, the Sia-One Football Academy.

“Well it is good to learn that one is admired and wanted as a coach in Africa but the truth is that I have not applied for any Uganda national team job. Trust me if I have I will surely not hide it. The only job I can confirm I ever applied for is the Kenya national team job,” Siasia told

He disclosed what he is doing presently. “Right now I am very involved in football academy works in Bayelsa State since His Excellency, Governor Dickson Seriake appointed me as the sole administrator to develop football in the state, I have been concentrating on that.

“Also we are organizing an U-18 International Football Tournament in honour of our father Edwin Clark which would be held in Akwa Ibom State between May 16th and 25th this year.

“This is what I am doing presently and what I am devoted to do for now. When the opportunity to handle a national team comes, the media would be duly informed,” Siasia disclosed.