All seems not well with the national Olympic team’s preparations for the August 2016 summer games in Rio, Brazil as head coach, Samson Siasia, has raised the alarm, declaring that the team is facing crisis.
The team is scheduled to leave the country tomorrow for the Suwon Invitational Tournament in South Korea, but it is certain, there are unresolved issues that may affect the team’s final preparations in the proposed USA camping after the Korean tourney.
Siasia said: “We are not ready, we’re having a lot of crisis. There’s no money to do anything”.
Although the NFF has assured it will do everything possible to give the team good preparation, Siasia is worried about the funding of his programme so as to build a formidable squad for the Olympic Games.
The 48-year-old stressed how bad the situation had been, implying the coaching crew has had to struggle and force training activity in anticipation of when succor will reach them.
The 20-man squad Siasia has selected for the Suwon Invitational Tournament has eight foreign-based players led by Liverpool forward Taiwo Awoniyi and Nathan Oduwa for Tottenham Hotspur. Others are Emiloju Julius, Abdulrahman Taiwo and Saviour Godwin as well as team captain, Azubuike Okechukwu.
The delegation will be led by NFF executive committee member and chairman of the NFF media and publicity committee, Suleiman Yahaya- Kwande.