Olympic team coach Samson Siasia and his assistant were robbed of valuable possessions in the OlympicÂ teamâ€™s hotel car park in Atlanta, Georgia but he kept it secret in order not to distract his team and make them lose concentration ahead of the Rio Olympics according to a report by top Nigerian sports magazine, Sporting Life.
According to the report by the magazine published today, a close friend of the Bayelsa born coach revealed how Siasiaâ€™s credit cards and moneyÂ were stolen, his car damaged and hisÂ phones and phonesÂ of his assistant stolen by Burglars on Tuesday last weekÂ at the teamâ€™s training camp hotel car park and how Siasia still kept it to himself because he wants total focus from his players.
â€œCoach Samson Siasia was robbed last week when he parked the car he is using for running around for the team at the teamâ€™s hotel parkâ€ the source said .
â€œHe went to see the players after the evening session and also freshen up in his hotel room , but alas as he came back to pick his car he discovered that somebody had broken the door and the glass of the car and made away with his credit card, his two android phones, the phones of his assistant, Abu and some money tooâ€
â€œSiasia was demoralized but after a few minutes he braced up and told us that the devil is a liar and that nothing can stop him from preparing this team for the Olympics task ahead.â€
When Siasia was contacted by SportingLife , the former Super Eagles coach asked â€ who told you, how did you know ?â€
â€œWell itâ€™s true but I have done what I supposed to do so there is no cause for alarm.
â€œWe are focused and preparing hard for the Olympics that is what I can tell you for now. But it is true that the car I am using here was burgled and they made away with my credit cards and other valuables . But no cause for alarm as I told youâ€