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    Dream Team were carried away, says Siasia

Dream Team were carried away, says Siasia

Nigeria’s U-23 coach, Samson Siasia, has blamed his players for been “carried away” after taking a two-goal lead against Congo only to concede a goal and end the game with a slim 2-1 win.The third round first leg clash of the African U-23 Championship Senegal 2015 qualifier in Port Harcourt on Sunday could have ended in a convincing win [...]

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    Siasia releases 18-man list for Congo

Siasia releases 18-man list for Congo

Nigeria’s U-20 coach, Samson Siasia, has selected 18 players for the African U-23 Championship final round, first leg qualifier against Congo on Sunday.Umar Aminu and Musa Yahaya lead the new faces joining the regulars like goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel, Oghenekaro Etebor, Taiwo Awoniyi, Azubuike Okechukwu, Erhun Obanor, Godwin Saviour to tackle the Red Devils at the Adokiye Amiesieamaka Stadium in [...]

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    No reason to fear Nigeria, says Congo’s coach

No reason to fear Nigeria, says Congo’s coach

Congo coach, Claude LeRoy, is ready to inflict further misery on Nigeria when he takes his side to Port Harcourt for a 2016 Olympic Games qualifier against the Dream Team on Sunday.The Red Devils defeated the Super Eagles 3-2 last year in Calabar during a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier which ultimately denied Nigeria a place at the finals [...]

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    Siasia: Dream Team will beat Congo 4-0

Siasia: Dream Team will beat Congo 4-0

Nigeria U-23 team coach, Samson Siasia, has predicted a convincing 4-0 win over Congo in the first leg of their Rio 2016 Olympic qualifier in Port Harcourt on Sunday.According to the former Super Eagles coach, the Dream Team are fully prepared for the match and he’s aiming for a whitewash of the opponent.“We have been preparing hard for the game [...]

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    ‎Siasia picks 25 for Congo clash

‎Siasia picks 25 for Congo clash

Nigeria’s U-23 coach, Samson Siasia, has selected 25 players ahead of the African U-23 championship final round, first leg match with Congo.Siasia said the selected players would be joined by four overseas-based players – Imoh Ezekiel, Aminu Umar, Sodiq Popoola and Gabriel Abalo – for the final phase of preparations for the crucial game billed for the Adokiye Amiesiemaka Stadium, [...]

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    5 times Karma has ‘exposed’ ages of Nigerian players

5 times Karma has ‘exposed’ ages of Nigerian players

Karma is a five letter word, but the spelling starts with a B!  To correctly understand Karma, one would have to frame it within reincarnation but that’s not what we have in mind.You must have heard the saying “What goes around comes around” – the belief that a bad thing that happened to someone is deserved because of their past [...]

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    Will 11 prove a ‘master number’ for the Flying Eagles?

Will 11 prove a ‘master number’ for the Flying Eagles?

This is not Numerology 101 class.But number 11, which is a Master Number in Numerology, comes into play for Nigeria and the FIFA U-20 World Cup.As Flying Eagles begin their campaign against five-time champions Brazil in New Zealand, they will aim to win the coveted trophy after 10 attempts.The closest they came to lifting the cup was in 1989 and [...]

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    ‎Siasia calls 30 for Olympics qualifier

‎Siasia calls 30 for Olympics qualifier

The U-23 national team coach, Samson Siasia, has released a list of 30 players for the team’s camping programme ahead of the qualifying fixture for the African U-23 championship against the winner between Ghana and Congo, in July.Regulars in the squad like Erhun Obanor, Oduduwa Segun, Sincere Seth, Emmanuel Daniel, Abiodun Akande, Oghenekaro Etebo, Usman Mohammed and Junior Ajayi are [...]

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    Mohammed must apologise to Siasia, says Ugbade

Mohammed must apologise to Siasia, says Ugbade

Flying Eagles assistant coach, Nduka Ugbade, has ordered Musa Mohammed to apologise to Dream Team coach Samson Siasia for his “unacceptable” behaviour.Mohammed, the Flying Eagles captain, left the camp of the national U-23 team – which he was seconded to with four of his colleagues – before their All-Africa Games qualifier against Zambia.And Ugbade, his coach in the U-21 [...]

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    We won it ‘the hard way’, says Siasia

We won it ‘the hard way’, says Siasia

Nigeria’s U-23 team coach, Samson Siasia, was a relieved man at the post-match conference after his team's hard-fought victory over Zambia.The Dream Team defeated Zambia 2-1 in their second leg, final round of their 2015 All-Africa Games qualifier in Lusaka on Sunday.A brace from Taiwo Awoniyi gave Nigeria a 2-1 aggregate win which earned them a ticket to Congo-Brazzaville for [...]

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    Dream Team pip Zambia to AAG ticket

Dream Team pip Zambia to AAG ticket

The national U-23 side, the Dream Team, qualified for the All-Africa Games scheduled for Congo-Brazzaville after overcoming Zambia 2-1 in Lusaka.Two goals from Taiwo Awoniyi, who was drafted into the team from the Flying Eagles, earned Nigeria a 2-1 aggregate win over the Zambians in a keenly contested match.It was a winner-takes-all-encounter after the first leg ended 0-0 at the [...]

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    Siasia: We will not ‘park the bus’ like Mourinho

Siasia: We will not ‘park the bus’ like Mourinho

The national U-23 coach, Samson Siasia, says he won’t adopt an ultra-defensive tactics of “parking the bus”, made famous by Chelsea’s boss Jose Mourinho, when the Dream Team face Zambia in Lusaka.Nigeria and Zambia are vying for a ticket for the All-Africa Games soccer event. The first leg of their encounter ended goalless in Abuja and Nigeria need a win [...]

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    Zambia hold Dream Team in Abuja

Zambia hold Dream Team in Abuja

Nigeria U-23 side, the Dream Team, had a nightmarish start to their quest of qualifying for the All-Africa Games as they were held 0-0 by Zambia in their first leg clash at the Abuja National Stadium on Sunday.Nigeria had beaten Gabon 6-1 on aggregate prior to this game and were clear favourites to see off the Zambians, but the host [...]

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    Dream Team almost gave me nightmares, says Siasia

Dream Team almost gave me nightmares, says Siasia

National U-23 coach, Samson Siasia, has disclosed that his Dream Team didn’t play too well in the 2-0 win against Gabon.Nigeria beat Gabon 2-0 to advance to the next round of the 2015 All-Africa Games qualifier, but Siasia said his team was too relaxed in the game.“I am happy because my team played to instructions. But I will agree that [...]

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    Dream Team to play Zambia if they overcome Gabon

Dream Team to play Zambia if they overcome Gabon

Nigeria U-23 side, the Dream Team, will play their Zambian counterpart in the next qualifying round for the 11th All-Africa Games if they overcome Gabon.The Samson Siasia-tutored side has a first leg advantage over the Gabonese whom they beat 4-1 in Libreville on Saturday with the return leg set for Abuja on March 7.The winner is billed to play [...]

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    Dream Team hammers Gabon in Libreville

Dream Team hammers Gabon in Libreville

The U-23 national team, the Dream Team, defeated Gabon 4-1 in Libreville in their first leg qualifying round for the 11th All-Africa Games.The Samson Siasia-tutored side went ahead in the first minute of the match through a Junior Ajayi goal.Warri Wolves striker Etebo Oghenekaro increased the tally from the penalty spot two minutes to the end of the first [...]

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