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Siasia explains Osimhen’s inclusion

30 November 2015, 12:31

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.

Also read: Eaglets Osimhen equals world record

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 Rio.

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