Abuja - Nigeria U23 coach Samson Siasia has said his team cannot afford to miss chances when they face the Congo U23 team in an African U23 championship qualifier in Pointe Noire this weekend.
The Nigerians created loads of chances in the first leg in Port Harcourt two weeks ago but only managed to score two and conceded one and Siasia, speaking on the backdrop of his team’s display against the Congolese in the first leg two weeks ago, says they must convert the chances they create this time.
“We wasted a lot of chances in the first leg and that is something we cannot afford to do this time,” Siasia said, “We have to take our chances and score goals because they will try to attack us and when they do that we have to take our chances.
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“We have worked very hard and we have tried to make corrections from the lapses noticed in that first leg so we just have to keep our focus.”
The Beijing 2008 Olympic silver medal winning coach also acknowledged that his defense will come under attack and says his defense can cope.
“Yes they will attack us but our defense line is playing very well, they just have to be confident and try to play from the back and we will hit them on the fast break,” Siasia added.