Siasia’s future at stake after qualifying failure

The Nigeria Football Federation is meeting to decide the fate of

under-pressure national team coach Samson Siasia after the Super

Eagles’ shock failure to qualify for next year’s African Cup of

Nations.

NFF officials said on Thursday the body’s technical committee

was considering whether to recommend Siasia should be sacked. The

federation’s executive committee will then decide what happens to

the former Nigeria striker, who took over in November.

Siasia’s team drew with Guinea in the final round of qualifiers

to miss out on the African Cup, leading the NFF to demand an

explanation for what it called ”the embarrassment brought to the

nation.”

Siasia apologized for the failure but has still faced strong

criticism at home.