A standby coach has been put in place to replace by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as head of the country’s U-23 team after Siasia media attack against his employers.

[dropcap type=”1″]N[/dropcap]FF officials have described Siasia’s comments in the media as “gross misconduct” and have moved ahead to place a coach on standby should the U-23 coach not answer the query satisfactorily.

Siasia has been queried by his employers after he blasted them in the media, accusing them of abandoning his team just a month before crucial 2016 Rio Olympics qualifiers in Senegal.Siasiain-might- face-sack

An official said: [quote_box_center]One of the coaches with the national team has been put on standby to replace Siasia should he not answer his query satisfactorily. That coach will be the one who will lead the team to Senegal if Siasia is fired.[/quote_box_center]

[pull_quote_center]He is already begging and apologising to everyone, but what is crucial is how he answers the query. That will determine whether he stays or he is booted out,[/pull_quote_center] another source disclosed.