Head Coach of the U-23 national team, Dream Team, Samson Siasia has said his boys played like true heroes and he is proud of them as they have also made him a proud coach and Nigerian.
Speaking after the game which ended 0-0 in Pointe-Noire, an elated coach Siasia said his boys played to instructions, only that they didn’t score goal as he expected them to.
“Playing a match like this is always difficult, but then I knew our best tactics for this game was to go all out and attack, because if they scored a goal against us, we would be out of the race. My boys did what I told them, but then we missed a couple of clear chances that are unpardonable. However, we did the job and we are into the African U-23 finals.”
Disclosing that for now his plan is to give the boys some days break to relax before returning to Congo for the All Africa Games in September, Coach Siasia said he knows his boys will get better after the Games as they will have the opportunity to play more competitive games and by the time they regroup for the African U-23 Championship in Senegal, the team would have become much stronger, ready to pick a ticket for the Rio Olympics.