Once upon enemies with one common cause, to give Nigeria a medal at the Olympics; Youth and Sports Minister Barrister Solomon Dalung and U-23 National team’s Coach Samson Siasia are finally good friends.
Siasia visited him alongside his wife on Monday. The Minister has appealed to the Nigeria Football Federation to pay Siasia his arrears of his five month’s salaries.
“Please pay him his five months’ salaries.They said he has resigned but he just said that his contract expired after the Olympics His contract expired but you are owing him 5 months’ salaries and you have gone to employ a foreign coach and will pay him in dollars. It means you don’t like yourselves and nobody will sympathize with you. Please spare me the stress of talking about this salary issue or going to war with you on it. Please pay him and other coaches their outstanding salaries” Dalung said.
The Secretary-General of the Nigeria Football Federation Dr Sanusi said “We have held meetings and we are waiting for the money to drop. The money is already there in our account but we need to regularize the TSA procedures before we can claim the money. We are almost through with the process. Once that is concluded, we will pay them” Sanusi assured.