Former Flying Eagles coach Ladan Bosso has said Super Eagles caretaker coach Samson Siasia performed creditably well to be named substantive manager of the three-time African champions.
Siasia was named interim Eagles manager to oversee the now unsuccessful 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) double header campaign against the Pharaohs of Egypt.
Bosso said despite the unfavourable results from the double clash the team gave good account of themselves within the shortest time the games were played.
“In Samson Siasia I believe and trust for the Super Eagles job, Nigerians should thank him for taking up the daunting task when he did it.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was on track to have named him caretaker coach and should hasten to name him the substantive coach of the side.
“We should assess the team based on performances in the two matches against Egypt not the results per se.
“The problem of Nigerian football is not coaches. I have been there severally and I fully understand what I’m saying in that regard.
“Eagles under Siasia performed creditably well in the matches against Egypt though the results may not have been right for us but the commitment of the players was commendable.
“If that team had stayed together for a longer time prior to the Afcon matches the results would have been quite different from what it turned out to be.
“Instead of wasting further time undecided the NFF should brace the odd to name Siasia head coach so that the World Cup campaign can continue without disruption,” said the El Kanemi Warriors coach to supersport.com.
Eagles missed the 2017 Afcon final party in Gabon courtesy of inferior points the side garnered in Group G, finishing two points five behind leaders Eygpt with a game to spare against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania.
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