As the U-23 National Team, Dream Team, gets set to take on their Brazilian counterparts in an international friendly later this month, Coach Samson Siasia has been forced to make some changes to the team that will be traveling to the Samba land.
Siasia, who is in charge of the Senior National Team, Super Eagles for this month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double date against the Pharaohs of Egypt, has invited midfielder Imoh Ezekiel and defender Chizoba Amaefule, who will now take the place of both Peter Olayinka and Sergio Uyi. The latter have been forced out of the trip due to injury.
The head coach expressed confidence that with the calibre of players going to Brazil, he is confident that the team is on the right track in its preparation for the men’s football tournament of the Olympics coming up in Rio de Janeiro in August this year.
Last week, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Confederacao Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) confirmed that their U-23 squads would play an international friendly match in Brazil on Thursday, March 24.
“The CBF is happy to host the champions of Africa, Nigeria Olympic team on the 24th March FIFA date at 7pm at the stadium of Kleber Andrade in the city of Cariacica, Vitoria, Espirito Santo,” the statement read.