Victoria - Coach Fatai Amoo has praised the new players
invited to the Nigeria U-23 camp for their sense of professionalism and
dedication as the Dream Team go up against their Brazilian counterparts in a
much –awaited international friendly in Vitoria on Thursday.
Amoo has taken charge of this trip to Brazil as Head Coach
Samson Siasia is working with the Super Eagles for two 2017 Africa Cup of
Nations qualifying matches against Egypt in a few days.
“I’m really and truly impressed by the attitude of the new
players especially, who have blended easily and shown no sign that they are new
in the camp.
“I must also commend the high level of discipline and
dedication among both the old and the new players. On the evidence of these, I
have confidence that those players that will feature against Brazil will do
Nigeria proud,” Amoo said on Tuesday, after the team’s second training session
at the Clube Aert & Clube Aest football pitch in Vitoria.
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The Nigeria U-23 squad will have a feel of the match venue –
Kleber Andrade Stadium - on Wednesday evening. The match will take place on
Thursday, starting from 7pm Brazil time (11pm Nigeria).
Meanwhile, Brazilian kids stormed the Dream Team’s training
session on Tuesday in large numbers, and demanded for autographs from the
Nigeria and Brazil played out a memorable Olympics semi
final clash in Atlanta 20 years ago, which Nigeria edged on ‘golden goal’ in
extra time after being 1-3 down at a point in the game.For
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