Monday, 20 July 2015

Siasia labelled Dream Team wasteful despite win

Nigeria’s Under-23 team head coach Samson Siasia has admitted that his side were wasteful against their counterparts from Congo Brazzaville.
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The Dream Team V1 managed a 2-1 win against their Central African opponents in the 2016 Olympic qualifying clash on Sunday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.
Shooting Stars Sports Club marksman Junior Ajayi scored a brace for Nigeria while forward Nkounkou Moise pulled one back for the Congolese side.
Siasia said the side have a lot of work to do on their finishing before they head off to Pointe Noire for the decisive clash in fortnight.
“We missed lots of chances in the 2-1 victory against the Congolese under-23 opposite.
“We could have scored more than four unanswered goals in the encounter to actually make the reverse fixture a bit easier.
“However, I strongly believe the boys played very well, we will certainly work on the mistakes especially the finishing before the second leg clash in Brazzaville.
“I have quality players that can survive the onslaught in the reverse fixture in Congo,” said the former Super Eagles manager to supersport.com.
The aggregate winner of the two-legged encounter will qualify for the eight-nation Caf Under-23 Olympic Championship in Senegal where the top three teams will pick up automatic slots for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fourth-placed side will engage in a tedious playoff to decide its fate.
Nigeria did not qualify for the men’s football event of the London 2012 Games.