Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tag "Samson Siasia"

    NFF: Siasia gave his all to Nigeria, we’ll investigate his FIFA Ban

NFF: Siasia gave his all to Nigeria, we’ll investigate his FIFA Ban

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has disclosed that its lawyers have started to review the decision against former Nigeria player and coach Samson Siasia by the FIFA Ethics Committee.Siasia was banned for life on Friday from all football-related activities on bribery and matches manipulation.In a statement by NFF on Monday, Seyi Akinwunmi, acting president of NFF who also is a [...]

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    Siasia cannot speak on FIFA ban… he’s still dealing with his mother’s kidnap, says aide

Siasia cannot speak on FIFA ban… he’s still dealing with his mother’s kidnap, says aide

Opukiri Jones Ere, media aide to Samson Siasia, says the embattled former Super Eagles coach's lawyer will look into the recent FIFA's life ban handed to him.Siasia who expressed shock over his ban by FIFA and called for a press conference was unavoidably absent on Saturday to clear the air surrounding the issue.Ere said the Olympic silver and bronze medal-winning [...]

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    FIFA bans Siasia for life over bribe, match manipulation

FIFA bans Siasia for life over bribe, match manipulation

Samson Siasia has been banned for life by FIFA after being found guilty over bribery and manipulation of matches.The former Super Eagles of Nigeria coach has been banned from all football-related activities over attempts to rig matches at international level.The world football's governing body said it opened disciplinary proceedings after a vast investigation into various international matches that Singaporean Wilson [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap Siasia’s mother

Gunmen kidnap Siasia’s mother

Beauty Ogere, mother of Samson Siasia, former coach of the Super Eagles, has been kidnapped.According to The Nation, gunmen broke into the residence of the 76-year-old woman in Odoni, Sagbama, Bayelsa state, on Monday morning.Odere was kidnapped in November  2015 and released her 13 days later.TheCable could not reach the former Super Eagles coach for confirmation on Monday as his [...]

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    Siasia, Kate Henshaw, John Fashanu named African freestyle football ambassadors

Siasia, Kate Henshaw, John Fashanu named African freestyle football ambassadors

Samson Siasia, former Super Eagles coach, has been announced as part of the ambassadors for the upcoming African freestyle football tournament.Announced alongside Siasia are Nollywood actresses, Kate Henshaw and Tonto Dikeh; John Fashanu, former professional English footballer, and Waidi Akanni, former Nigerian defender and former Head of Lagos State Football Association.Speaking on the competition, Valentine Ozigbo, chairman of Feet 'n' [...]

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    Siasia: Why Rohr should have included Junior Ajayi in World Cup squad

Siasia: Why Rohr should have included Junior Ajayi in World Cup squad

Samson Siasia, former Super Eagles coach, has decried the exclusion of Al Ahly striker Junior Ajayi from Nigeria's provisional World Cup squad.Siasia believes Ajayi should have made the cut because of his performance for his club this season.He told TheCable that Ajayi's inclusion "could have been the right thing to do".He said: "Junior has proven himself with the Olympic team and [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I don’t think this set of Eagles can win the World Cup, says Siasia

INTERVIEW: I don’t think this set of Eagles can win the World Cup, says Siasia

Samson Siasia's role in Nigerian football is legendary. He succeeded as a player and achieved a lot as a coach and manager. Siasia scored Nigeria's goal against Argentina at the FIFA 1994 World Cup and scored 18 goals in 42 international caps since playing against Ivory Coast in January 1987.The 50-year old coached almost all Nigerian national teams but had challenges [...]

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    PHOTOS: Siasia, Obanikoro, Kanu Nwankwo attend launch of Ighalo’s orphanage

PHOTOS: Siasia, Obanikoro, Kanu Nwankwo attend launch of Ighalo’s orphanage

Odion Ighalo on Saturday unveiled his charity pet project, 'Ighalo Orphanage'.The Super Eagles striker who plays for Changchun Yatai football club of China grew up in the slums of Ajegunle.Ighalo says his childhood inspired in him the need to help the underprivileged in the society.Nollywood stars, politicians and ex-footballers attended the launch ceremony which took place at the Bespoke Centre in [...]

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    Super Eagles, Lions of Teranga lock horns in London

Super Eagles, Lions of Teranga lock horns in London

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will on Thursday play Senegal in a friendly match in London.The friendly match is in preparation for the all important 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against African champions, Cameroon.The Lions of Teranga and the Eagles have met twenty times since their first encounter on February 27, 1963 in the Kwame Nkruma Cup.Nigeria has won nine [...]

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    Siasia shortlisted for Rwanda coaching job

Siasia shortlisted for Rwanda coaching job

Samson Siasia, former gaffer of the Super Eagles, is among eight coaches being considered to head the Rwandan national football team.His biggest rival for the job is Winifried Schafer, who won the 2002 African Cup of Nations with Cameroon.Siasia, who made his name as a top international striker, scored 16 goals for the Nigerian national team in 51 games before he [...]

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    Okagbare: Sometimes I feel like running for another country

Okagbare: Sometimes I feel like running for another country

Blessing Okagbare, track and field athlete, says her disappointment with sports administration in Nigeria sometimes tempts her to consider naturalising.However, the 2008 Olympics women's long jump silver medalist says she will continue sticking with Nigeria because athletics is her "career and passion".Speaking with Punch, Okagbare said the Rio 2016 Olympics, her third, did not feel like an Olympics at all [...]

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    An African country can win World Cup, says Siasia

An African country can win World Cup, says Siasia

Samson Siasia, coach of Nigeria’s Dream Team IV, says an African country would win the senior World Cup, if teams on the continent overcome their present difficulties.Siasia, who spoke Brazil, the continent would have to deal with issues that had been stalling their progress.“I think that’s an issue we have, not just in Nigeria. I think it’s the case with [...]

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    Siasia names Mikel as Dream Team captain

Siasia names Mikel as Dream Team captain

Samson Siasia, coach of the Nigerian U23 squad, has appointed John Mikel Obi as captain of the team representing Nigeria at the  31st Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Announcing his choice at the end of a meeting with players and officials on Saturday, Siasia said the choice of the midfielder was natural.He also expressed excitement over being the first Nigerian [...]

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    Mikel, Ighalo, Iheanacho make Siasia’s Olympics list

Mikel, Ighalo, Iheanacho make Siasia’s Olympics list

Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo, and Alex Iwobi, are in the 35-man Olympics list, which Samson Siasia, head coach of the U-23 team, released on Friday.The list is expected to be trimmed down to 21 ahead the competition, which kicks off in Rio, Brazil, on August 5.Some of the young talented players in the list are: Ogenekaro Etebo, Musa Muhammed, Stanley Amuzie, [...]

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    Siasia relishes Senegal ’92 memories, rewards players with $100 each

Siasia relishes Senegal ’92 memories, rewards players with $100 each

Samson Siasia, coach of the U-23 team, has recalled his memories of the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium when he featured in the squad that won bronze at 1992 African Nations Cup in Senegal.As Dream Team VI files out against host Senegal in the semi-final of the CAF U-23 championship on Wednesday, Siasia wants to achieve another feat with his players.“At the Africa [...]

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    Will Nigeria miss out on the Olympics again?

Will Nigeria miss out on the Olympics again?

On Saturday, Nigeria’s fate on Rio 2016 Olympics will be decided as they face Algeria in Dakar, Senegal, for the last group game of the Africa U-23 championship. Egypt, on the other end, are up against Mali, who have nothing to lose after crashing out of the competition.Samson Siasia, coach of the U-23 team, guided Nigeria to the 2008 Beijing [...]

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