- Former Nigerian international Samson Siasia has explained why he is yet to get a job
- Failure to qualify Nigeria for the 2017 Nations Cup is the rationale
- Siasia took the Nigeria U23 team to the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil
Ex Super Eagles handler Samson Siasia has explained that he is currently jobless after failing to qualify Nigeria for the 2017 African Cup of Nations which will be held in Gabon.
In March 2016, Samson Siasia was appointed as the coach of the Super Eagles on an interim capacity after Sunday Oliseh had left, and he was given the mandate of qualifying Nigeria for the 2017 AFCON.
Nigeria were forced to a 1-1 draw at home by Egypt in Kaduna, and the Pharaohs went on to qualify for the championship after beating the Super Eagles 1-0 in the return leg in Alexandria.
''I don't have a job now because I failed to qualify Nigeria for the 2017 Nations Cup, and it has shown that anytime I take a job midway, I do not do well.
''Anytime I start a job, my finish will be good, and it is so sad that I could not qualify Nigeria for the 2017 AFCON,'' he said.
The 49-year-old steered Nigeria to the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil, and they came back with a bronze medal.
Meanwhile, many Nigeria football fans might have taken their minds out of the Super Eagles failure to qualify for the 2017 AFCON, but the pains would be activated when the competition starts in January 2017.