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Dream Team will keep playing despite debt

04 December 2015, 14:13

Dakar - Nigeria U23 coach Samson Siasia says his players will continue playing, despite being owed bonuses and allowances.

The team is being owed their match bonuses and allowances dating back to the All Africa Games in Congo last September, Siasia is yet to be paid his salary for upward of three months.

But speaking from Dakar, where they'll face Algeria in their final group game of the ongoing CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday, Siasia said they will keep playing despite not being paid.

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"We will keep playing because it is an honour to wear the national colours," said Siasia.

"The players know this and they are not talking about money. They just want to play and qualify for the Olympic Games.

"Money or no money, we just want to play and get to the Olympic Games and I'm happy the players understand this," he stressed.

The Nigerians have had a less than impressive start to the competition, narrowly beating Mali 3-2 in the first leg, despite holding a 3-0 lead at halftime.

They however conspired to lose a 2-0 lead against Egypt in the second game to draw 2-2. A win against Algeria in the final game on Saturday, will however see them through to the semi-finals, with just one step to Olympics qualification.

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