Siasia Looking Forward To Harambee Stars’ Coaching Job
Former Super Eagles Coach Samson Siasia has indicated his interest in the Kenyan National Team Coaching job which is presently vacant.
Siasia expressed excitement in getting the coaching job, describing it as an ‘exciting opportunity’ if he gets the Harambee Stars job as he is looking forward to an invitation by the Kenyan Federation.
Kenya is in the same group as Nigeria in the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifiers – both teams will meet on the 22nd of March 2013 in Nigeria.
Siasia who started his career in the game of football as a player of the National Team; the Super Eagles of Nigeria paid his dues as a player and has been through the rudiment as a player, growing into a team coach from the Nigerian club sides into managing the several national Team of Nigeria in the different cadres.
Siasia started in 2004 as an assistant coach to the Nigeria national team; the Super Eagles and he was later appointed coach of the Nigeria U-20 team; the Flying Eagles in 2004, and he was victorious with the Flying Eagles having Won the U-20 African Youth Championship in Benin in 2005.
In the same 2005, Siasia Qualified the Nigeria U-20 team Flying Eagles for the U-20 World Youth Championship and led the squad to the championship but finished second after leading them into the finals.
He was later appointed the coach of Nigeria’s U-23 dream team in 2007 and 2008 he and the Dream Team won the inaugural Intercontinental Cup in Malaysia.
The U-23 dream team also qualified for the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and ended playing second to Argentina after reaching the finals of the Olympics football tournament, he was later appointed the Head Coach of the National team the Super eagles in 2010, a position he stepped down from a dismal performance.
Siasia reacted saying “Managing the Kenyan national team would be an exciting opportunity for me. They have such enormous talent, with players in the local leagues and in Europe. It would not take so long before they become a formidable force in football,” the tactician said.