Manaus - Coach Samson Siasia has assured that his team will
continue to take it one game at a time in the ongoing Men’s Olympic Football
Tournament Rio 2016.
Answering questions at the post match press conference after
the 1-0 victory over Sweden, Coach Siasia said for now his attention is on the
team’s last group game against Colombia and as such he is not bothered about
avoiding host nation Brazil in the quarter –final stage.
"I think for me and the boys all we are doing now is
taking it a game at a time, we are not bothered about the team we will be
playing in the quarter finals, let's play Colombia first and from there we will
think of our opponents at that stage.
“The issue of the team I will prefer to play in the quarter
final stage doesn't arise now; what is uppermost in my mind is getting my boys
focused for every game."
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Speaking on his defence –line that has been termed as being
the weak link in the team, Siasia said at least they didn’t concede against
“As you all can see, today my defence line didn't concede
any goal, yes myself and my technical crew worked very hard to correct all the
lapses we noticed in our first game and I am happy my boys stood their ground
and kept a clean sheet today. All I can say for now is that it's work in
On his part, captain Mikel Obi expressed delight that they
have been able to improve on their performance from the first game, all thanks
to the hard work of the technical crew.
News24 reported that a 40th minute goal by Umar Sadiq made all the difference as Nigeria’s Dream Team defeated Sweden 1-0 to qualify for the quarter final of the football event of the Rio 2016 Olympics.For
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