Head coach of the U-23 national team, Dream Team VI Samson Siasia has told his wards that they cannot afford to offer free gifts to the Egypt when they take on the Egyptians on Wednesday in their second group B game on at the ongoing U-23 African Nations Cup in Senegal.
Coach Siasia made this disclosure today at the pre-match press conference held at the Caroline Faye Stadium, M’Bour as reported on the NFF official website.
“We were damn lucky in our first game against Mali, after watching that game again, all I can say is that this is not christmas yet and as such my players can not give out free gifts, because if we do that against an organised side like Egypt who are good in set pieces, then we are finished”
“Our target tomorrow is to go all out and attack, attack, attack, because that is our strong point, then we will work on our defence line, so that we don’t give out cheap and easy passes to our opponents”
Expressing satisfaction with the performance of his team despite conceding two second half goals, the U-23 gaffer said what is uppermost was that they won the game and got the 3 points, and that a win against Egypt will put the team in the semi final, so they have to work very hard.
On whether he will use Chile U-17 top scorer Victor Osimhen in the competition, coach Siasia insists the 2015 FIFA U-17 top scorer who according to Siasia has a lot of potentials is in his plans and will be introduced when the right time comes.
The game against the junior pharaohs of Egypt comes up Wednesday 6.45 pm Nigerian time at the Caroline Faye Stadium, M’Bour.