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Dream Team To Have At Least One Week Training In Port Harcourt

04 July 2015, 16:11

Lagos - The Nigeria National U23 men's football team, the Dream Team VI will have at least, one week of training in Port Harcourt, ahead of their CAF U23 championship qualifier against Congo.

The team is currently camped and training in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, but will travel to Port Harcourt to train for at least a week, in order to 'get used to the city and Stadium'. 

"They will travel and train in Port Harcourt at least for one week before the game," General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Sanusi Mohamed told News24.

"We want them to get used to the city and the Stadium ahead of the game because it is a very important game for us.

"They have been training in Abuja and it will be wise for them to acclimatise themselves with the match venue well ahead of time so it doesn't seem strange to them," Sanusi said.

Coach of the team, Samson Siasia had earlier asked for his team to have some time in Port Harcourt before the game, so as to help them get used to the Stadium. 

No dates have been given yet for their move to the Garden City, but News24 understands it will happen in the coming week.

The team that triumphs over two legs will qualify for the second CAF U23 championship, holding in Senegal and which serves as qualifiers for the Olympic Games. 

Recall that the maiden edition was held in 2011 in Morocco, but Nigeria failed to make it to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Former international, Austin Eguavoen was in charge of that team.


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