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
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
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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