Abuja - Nigeria
U23 coach Samson Siasia is lamenting the injury concerns to his players ahead
of their crucial CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations semifinal clash against Senegal
duo of Stanley Dimgba and Taiwo Awoniyi are doubts for the game against the
hosts, and Siasia has been speaking on the unfortunate development.
have two very important players that are injured,” Siasia said. “Even Taiwo
Awoniyi is injured but we still have some strikers we can use to replace them,”
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game against Senegal is a must win for Nigeria if they must secure their place
at next year’s Olympic Games before the last round of matches. A loss however
means they must then win the third place match against either South Africa or
Algeria to secure the last berth to the games.
hasn’t been the best of times for the Nigerians, as players have complained
about not receiving their match allowances, but they have managed to progress
to the semifinal stage.
also miss the services of captain Okechukwu Azubuike through suspension, after
he received a booking in the final group game against Algeria.