Abuja - Interim coach Samson Siasia has challenged the Super
Eagles home stars to show they can be relied upon to deliver the goods in
crucial matches whenever the need arises.
Siasia was unimpressed with the players after they struggled
to a scoreless draw Thursday evening against Nigeria National League side,
Katsina United in a friendly game played inside the main bowl of the National
"We have to step up our commitment level and show more
seriousness," the Coach opened up to his players.
"I am yet to see that hunger in all of you in all the
friendly matches we have played so far since we opened this camp. We are facing
Egypt in about two weeks and we will not stand any chance against them if we do
not change our attitude," Siasia said.
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He added: "How can we, the Super Eagles, play against
this NNL team and fail to create one clear –cut goal scoring opportunity? If we
cannot create chances in this kind of games, when and where will we be able to
create them? I know we are far better than this performance and will improve
but we have to do so very quickly because there is no time."
Since opening camp last Sunday in Abuja, the Super Eagles
home stars have played three friendly games, two of them against the Rio
Olympics –bound Nigeria U23 team. They have managed to score twice and also
conceded two goals, a situation that the coaches would want changed as
preparation shifts to a higher level in the coming days.For
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