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Al Badri, Siasia react to draw between Nigeria and Egypt

03 December 2015, 15:42

Dakar - Egypt Under 23s Head Coach, Hossam Al Badri , says his team deserved to share the spoils with Nigeria in both countries second group game at the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations as they dominated for long periods.

Etebo Oghenekaro opened his goals account at the competition in the first half after converting two spot kicks but the North Africans fought back to level matters less than ten minutes after the restart.

''It was a difficult game for us. We were down to two goals from penalties, and we had to come back stronger,'' said Hossam Al Badri.

''It was very complicated for the players but they responded in the second half. We dominated in the second half and we deservingly equalized.''

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Dream Team VI manager, Samson Siasia, was frustrated by the players' lack of concentration in the second half which led to the team conceding two goals for the second game in a row at that stage.

Siasia said: ''We did not play in the second half and we cannot continue like this, if we want to go to the Olympics. We have to be careful.

''We tend to lose concentration in the second half and have to fix it. It was the case in the first game against Mali and the same thing happened against Egypt.

''It is no longer funny. It will be a tough battle against Algeria, and we have to be careful about the North African sides, they attack left and right.''

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