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Siasia: We must take our chances against Burkina Faso

15 September 2015, 11:09

Brazzaville - Ahead of their Semi-final clash against the Young Stallions of Burkina Faso on Tuesday at the All Africa Games, coach of Nigeria's U23, Samson Siasia has charged his players to be more prolific in front of goal.

The call came after the Dream Team VI, as they are called, continued to spurn good goal scoring opportunities in the games played so far.

The Nigerians have scored three goals in two games and conceded one, but have created a dozen more chances which they have failed to convert, and Siasia is saying they must get their scoring boots on against the Burkinabes.

Also read: Siasia set for touch huddle in 2016 Olympics qualifier

"We need to start converting most of these our chances," Siasia said.

"We create a lot of chances but we don't score as many goals and that is one thing we need to correct against Burkina Faso.

"At the knockout stage, every chance counts so we must take out opportunities. We cannot afford to create so many scoring chances and fail to score most of them, it is something we have to work on," Siasia reckoned.

Meanwhile, the Dream Team have been grouped alongside Egypt, Mali and Algeria in group B of the forthcoming CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations, a group which Siasia has described as "tough".

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