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Siasia targets gold, orders U-23 back to camp on Tuesday

By Ezeocha Nzeh, Abuja   |   06 August 2015   |   5:40 am  
Samson Siasia

Samson Siasia

National U-23 football team coach, Samson Siasia, has said that although winning the football gold medal at the All Africa Games would not be a challenge to him, it would add to his rating and achievement as a coach.

Siasia, who described his team’s impressive display in Congo as a difficult task, praised his players for qualifying for the last lap of the All Africa Games qualifying series.

He also noted that playing at the games will in no small way help to prepare his players for the great task of qualifying for the football event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when the African teams meet in Senegal to compete for the three African tickets at the games.

He disclosed that the Tuesday will resume camping on Tuesday to begin preparations for the All African Games, assuring that his team will strive to win the football gold despite the presence of Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana at the competition. “There would not be a better preparation for Senegal like the All Africa Gmes.

I think it is a good one for us before we go for the last lap of the qualifier. It will definitely help us to prepare for Senegal. “We will keep working on the scoring challenges of the team.

Before we travel for the All Africa Games, I believe that the team would tackle those problems. It is still work in progress, if we see players that are good, we can still invite them to prove themselves and make our team become stronger,”  Siasia said.



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