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
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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
''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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