Samson Siasia Former Olympic coach Siasia demands unpaid salary from Nigeria

Siasia says the NFF owes him five months' salary arrears from the start of April to August 2016. The 49-year-old led the country to a bronze medal finish at the Rio Olympics.

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Nigeria's former U-23 coach Samson Siasia has told the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay him his five months outstanding salary within two weeks. ...

Siasia says the NFF owes him five months' salary arrears from the start of April to August 2016.

The 49-year-old led the country to a bronze medal finish at the Rio Olympics.

Barely five weeks after ending his two-year contract on a high, Siasia said his patience is fast running out.

"I have given them a two week ultimatum to pay me or I will sit inside the NFF office in Abuja until I get paid," Siasia told BBC Sport.

"The national team is preparing for a World Cup qualifier and to be honest my unhealthy distractions are the last thing they need right now.

"I've made it clear in my letter that my assistants and I should be paid the backlog owed because it's inhuman.

"As head of our families we sacrificed everything for the country but the NFF refused to pay us - it's not only heartless but wicked," he said.

As a player Siasia won the 1994 Nations Cup and played for Nigeria at their maiden appearance at the 1994 World Cup.

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