Dakar - Samson Siasia has explained that his selection of
Chile U-17 World Cup highest goal scorer Victor Osimhen for the CAF U23 Africa
Cup of Nations is not on sentiment but on merit.
Siasia made this disclosure at the official press conference
organized by CAF in Mbour, while addressing the sporting press.
"Victor did not replace anybody or made this team on
emotions, he earned his place as he showed maturity in training, besides don't
forget he scored ten goals in Chile, and you don't score such amount of goals
in such a competition in error, I brought him here to show the world that what
he did in Chile is no fluke,” Siasia explained.
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On the chances of the Dream Team picking one of the tickets
to the Rio Olympics, the former Nigeria international went philosophical.
"We were the last team to arrive Senegal and by
extension we will be the last team to leave Senegal, for me my target is to
play five matches here in Senegal, and with the team I have on ground, that
target of mine is achievable.”
Siasia also added that failure to qualify for the last
Olympic Games in London means he doesn't have any excuses not to qualify for
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