The Nigeria Football Federation President has declared that Head Coach of the Nigeria U-23 team, Samson Siasia deserves ‘special’ praise after the 51-year old soccer tactician lead the Dream Team VI to win the second edition of the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Senegal.
The road was nothing but smooth for Siasia and his boys en-route going on to be crowned champions of Africa in this cadre and the NFF President was quick to salute the courage of the team as a whole.
The mother of Coach Siasia was even kidnapped in the thick of preparations away in The Gambia but that nonetheless, the Beijing Olympic silver winning coach was able to mastermind another trophy; the third in the year for Nigeria.
“The NFF as a Federation has special praise for Coach Siasia. He was strong mentally and never lost focus, even in the face of odds. He is deserving of every encomium.” The understandably excited NFF boss declared.
He added: “This is another reason to celebrate. We are delighted. But we give a lot of credit to the players and the officials led by Coach Samson Siasia. They showed exceptional perseverance and unyielding spirit to do the nation proud.
The Nigeria U-23 team defeated their Algerian counterparts 2-1 to win the trophy after already securing their place at next year’s Olympic Games.