Lagos - Congolese coach Claude Le Roy says he is confident his Under-23
team have what it takes to upset their Nigeria counterparts, when both teams
clash in an Olympics 2016 qualifiers this weekend in Porthacourt.
Le Roy who lead Congo senior national team last year to inflict a
first ever home loss on Nigeria, in an Africa nations cup qualifer which went a
long way in denying Nigeria a chance to defend her 2013 crown, at the
tournament proper is confident his Under-23 team are capable of doing same.
“We are in an identical
position to last year with no one beyond Congo giving us a chance,” Le Roy
said during a training camp in Atlantic City Pointe-Noire.
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“But my team have a huge
chance of not only eliminating Nigeria, but qualifying for the Rio Olympics,
there is no reason why we should fear Nigeria.
“Congolese football has
made tremendous progress recently and we must maintain that improvement.”
The 67 year old can call on four of his senior squad for the
third-round, first-leg clash – goalkeepers Christoffer Mafoumbi and Pavelh
Ndzila, defender Sagesse Babele and striker Sylvere Ganvoula.