By Femi Adefioye, Lagos
Coach of the Nigerian Dream Team in the recently concluded Rio 2016 Olympics, Samson Siasia, has said that he is done working for the country.
Samson Siasia lamented the poor attitude of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) during the Olympics.
He disclosed that since the team arrived from Rio, no staff from the Ministry of Sports has contacted the team.
He said: “My next step is that I am done with Nigeria for now. You can’t keep going to a place where they don’t appreciate you. It does not worth it. Sometimes it is not about the money but the approach. They seem not to appreciate the sacrifices.
“I know how much I have sacrificed since the team began camping two years ago. How can you keep going to people who don’t appreciate you? It does not make sense, so I am done for now.
“I have to go somewhere else where they will appreciate what I have done and what I can do and pay me the respect that I deserve.”
Siasia also revealed that the federal government has taken away the car given to him.
“Even before I returned from the Olympics, the only car they gave me, they took it away from my wife. That is just awesome.
“That is not how to treat someone who was out there seeking glory for the nation. Let them eat their national team.” He added.