Nigeria caretaker coach Samson Siasia has expressed displeasure with the home-based Super Eagle...
Nigeria caretaker coach Samson Siasia has expressed displeasure with the home-based Super Eagles loss to the country’s Olympic team in a training game on Wednesday.
Nigeria U23 team, the Dream Team VI, defeated the home-based Super Eagles 2-0 in a test match played in Abuja on Wednesday to avenge a similar loss they suffered the previous day.
The Super Eagles are preparing for an AFCON double-header against Egypt later this month, while the U23s will take on Rio Olympics hosts Brazil in a friendly on March 24.
Enyimba forward Joseph Osadiaye opened scoring for the Olympic team, before Usman Mohammed doubled the lead from the penalty spot in a shortened test game.
“The coach was not happy with the result and he told us we did not play according to instructions,” disclosed Bright Onyedikachi, who scored one of the goals for the Eagles in the first training game on Tuesday.
“We still can’t understand what happened to us, it was like a dream.”
U23 defender Erhun Obanor said it is now all-square between the two teams.
“They beat us on Tuesday and we won on Wednesday. It’s 50-50 now,” said the big defender.
“We will have a final replay on Thursday before we leave to play for our various league clubs,” said Eagles defender Chibuzor Okonkwo.
The home-based Eagles are building up for AFCON qualifiers against Egypt, while the Olympic team will face Brazil in a friendly, all to be played later this month.