Lagos - Coach of Nigeria U23 National Team Samson Siasia has
described their All-Africa Games group B opponents Ghana, Egypt and Senegal as
tough nuts, but assured Nigerians that his team will qualify from the group and
ultimately aim for the gold medal.
The Dream Team were placed in group B of the competition, in
what could potentially be a very tough group that will see them face Ghana,
Egypt and Senegal, but Siasia is refusing to be fazed by that
Reacting to Thursday's draw held at the CAF headquarters in
Egypt, Siasia, who is presently with his U23 boys in Port Harcourt preparing
for next weekend's African U23 Championship final round, first leg qualifier
against Congo, expressed surprise that the strongest teams in the tournament,
pedigree -wise, ended up in the same pool.
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“I can tell you for free that this group B is a tough one,
for all the countries in this group can qualify for the semifinals,” he was
quoted via official channels.
“All I can say for now is that we are not afraid of any of
them, and will know what to do when we get to that bridge."
Siasia added that for now, all his concentration is on the
African U-23 Championship qualifying fixture home and away to Congo, as that is
of immediate importance.
Meanwhile, the Dream Team will on Friday play a friendly
game against Nigeria Nation-Wide League club, Go Round FC in Port Harcourt. The
encounter kicks off at 4pm.
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