Head coach of the Nigeria U23 team, Samson Siasia reveals he’s already decided on the three over aged players that will join his side for the Olympic Games later this year.
Siasia, who was at Brazil’s Maracana Stadium during the draws for the football event that saw the Dream Team VI zoned with Sweden, Japan and Colombia in Group B, maintains he will announce their names when the time is right while relishing the prospect of a good outing in August.
” I already have in mind the three over aged players that I intend using at the Games,” Siasia said.
“But I will not disclose their names for now as I think it’s still too early to do so. For me, there is no good or bad draw, for all the teams played qualifiers to get here.
“Besides, the Group B that we are in has two continental champions alongside Nigeria, so I don’t expect it to be a stroll in the park for us, but with quality preparations I am sure we will pick one of the tickets from this group.
“My target in Rio is to pick the gold medal having won the silver medal in Beijing in 2008, so when I get back to Nigeria, I will put heads together with my assistants to work out our preparations for the Games,” he further stated.
So, can you predict the three over-aged players Siasia intends to take to Rio?