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Siasia admits Dream Team were lucky to beat Mali

30 November 2015, 19:39

Dakar - Coach of the Dream Team Samson Siasia has admitted that his team was lucky to have escaped with a 3-2 victory over West African rivals Mali, in its first game at the ongoing U-23 Africa Cup of Nations played at the Caroline Fay Stadium, Mbour, Senegal.

According to Siasia: “We were simply lucky that we took our chances in the first half; my defenders after conceding that penalty goal, became jittery and in the process started giving the ball away to our opponents. It was a game of two halves, for me my greatest joy was that we were able to pick the first three points, meaning one more win and we are in the semi-finals.”

Also read: Siasia explains Osimhen’s inclusion

On how difficult the Malians were, Siasia said the Malians, like any other team in the group earned their qualification for the competition, and so are no push-overs, but one thing he is assuring Nigerians is that in a competition like this, the Dream Team will get better with each passing game.

He then urged Nigerians to support the team, as they take on Egypt, and that for him and his boys, its one game at a time

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