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Dream Team returns, goes on one-week break

04 August 2015, 18:06Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The Dream Team delegation landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja few minutes after noon on Tuesday, aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight after playing a goalless draw with Congo to qualify for the CAF U23 Championship.

Head Coach Samson Siasia has now given his players a one-week break to go and unwind, rest with their families and get set for the task ahead.

Addressing the players before departing Pointe Noire for Nigeria, Coach Siasia warned the boys to remain focused and be good ambassadors of the team in their various clubs as any negative report from their clubs will be taken serious by the team's management.

Also read: Siasia admits chances in Pointe Noire

How They Won Battle of Pointe Noire

Thunder, the sages insist, does not strike twice in one place. Congo U-23 team Coach, Claude LeRoy had boasted that he stopped the Super Eagles from qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, and the Dream Team and Nigerians sorely wanted a pound of flesh from this boastful Frenchman.

That aside, the Nigeria men and women teams did not qualify for the Olympic Games held in London four years back, and as such, did not want history to repeat itself. Also, no battle is ever won without sweat and blood being spilled.

This is how best to begin this narrative on how the Coach Samson Siasia-led U-23 national team went to the commercial capital of Pointe-Noire to pick one of the slots for the African U-23 Championship coming up in Senegal later this year.

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