Seoul - Dream Team Coach Samson Siasia has attributed his
team's defeat in the opening game of the 4 –Nation Suwon Invitational
Tournament in South Korea to fatigue.
Nigeria’s Dream lost 1-0 to South Korea in their opening
game at the Suwon Invitational Tournament on Thursday, News24 reports.
According to Siasia, his players were not able to play their
game as they were still suffering from jet lag occasioned by the long flight
"The flight didn't help matters, but then that is not
an excuse for us not getting at least a point from this game.
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"The goal scored by the Koreans was made possible
because my players were adopting offside tactics; I don't know where they got
that idea from as we have never kept offside in all our trainings and
“I am happy the NFF did everything to make us come for this
competition as it has exposed the boys to see things from a bigger perspective,
even though I wanted us to win this game to boost our confidence. The boys now
know that they have to sit up in the other games."
The African champions lost to an 86th minute goal scored by
South Korea's Choi Kyu-baek from a free kick which caught the Nigerian defence
–line ball watching.
Nigeria play Denmark, 4-3 winners over Honduras, in her next
game on Saturday.
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