Lagos - Head coach of Nigeria’s Under-23 team, Samson Siasia says he is not building his side around any individual as he prepares for this weekend’s All Africa Games qualifying match against Gabon in Libreville, SuperSport reports.
Siasia has also warned the five overseas-based players called up for the game against Gabon not to rest on their laurels as any dip in standards will see the affected individual instantly dropped.
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“There is no automatic shirt in this team. Anybody who does not work hard or meet our standards will be dropped immediately,” Siasia told supersport.com shortly after he named a squad of 21 players for the fixture with Gabon.
The squad are comprised of 16 domestically based players and Siasia says the Nigerian league remains an important pool for the selection of prime talent.
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