As reported in edition 1008 of Soccer Laduma, Nigerian football legend Samson Siasia has applied for two of the top jobs in South African football.
The former striker has applied for the vacant Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates coaching jobs, as confirmed by football agent Nico Mbonani.
While recent reports have linked former Bafana coach Carlos Queiroz with a possible return to the team, the Siya crew understand that a number of local and international coaches have shown interest in the senior national team coaching job, since SAFA’s announcement that Shakes Mashaba is no longer the head coach of the side.
However, Mashaba is still contesting his dismissal from Bafana through his legal team. Mbonani confirmed that Siasia’s CV has been sent to SAFA.
The agent confirmed that Siasia’s CV has also been forwarded to Pirates too, with the Buccaneers still under the tutelage of Augusto Palacios on interim basis.
The club is believed to be working on finding the right man to fill the position left by Muhsin Ertugral, who resigned from the club in November last year.
Siasia, 49, coached the Nigerian U23 team to a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics last year.
Among some of his coaching achievements, Siasia coached Nigeria to a silver medal in Beijing in 2008, and was the winning coach of the African U23 Nations Cup in 2015.