By Johnny Edward:
Nigeria’s Minister for Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung has instructed the Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Federation Dr Mohammed Sanusi to pay the U-23
national team coach Samson Siasia his outstanding salaries of five months, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Siasia who led the Olympic team to a bronze medal finish at the Rio Olympics paid Dalung a courtesy visit on Monday in his office in Abuja to officially inform him
that his contract with the NFF has ended.
“Please pay him his five months’ salaries. They said he has resigned but he just said that his contract expired after the Olympics,” Dalung said in a media
release signed by his media aide Nneka Ikem Anibeze.
“His contract expired but you are owing him five months’ salaries and you have gone to employ a foreign coach and will pay him in dollars. It means you don’t like
yourselves and nobody will sympathize with you.
“Please spare me the stress of talking about this salary issue or going to war with you on it. Please pay him and other coaches their outstanding salaries.”
Meanhwhile, Sanusi responded stating that efforts were already being made to pay the coaches their salaries.
“We have held meetings and we are waiting for the money to drop. The money is already there in our account but we need to regularize the TSA procedures before we can claim the money. We are almost through with the process. Once that is concluded, we will pay them,” Sanusi assured.