Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has hinted he could consider lining up a team made up of only pros ...
Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has hinted he could consider lining up a team made up of only pros from overseas after he said he was disappointed his home-based team failed to beat a second-tier league side Katsina United on Thursday.
Siasia is supervising a training camp of players from the domestic league with the hope of picking some of them to join a 21-man squad of foreign pros called up for the AFCON double header against Egypt later this month.
However, the outspoken coach said he was again far from impressed with the performance of the home-based team as well as the goalless draw with Katsina United.
He had previously expressed his displeasure with the performance of the team after they lost 2-0 to the country’s Olympic team on Wednesday.
“I am not really happy that they couldn't create enough chances to beat a team like Katsina United. It is rather unfortunate,” said Siasia after the scoreless draw with Katsina United.
"By now I supposed to have seen some wonderful displays from my boys. What worries me is their nonchalant attitude in front of goal. They found it difficult to create scoring chances and even the few ones created were fluffed.
"We can't be missing goals like this in a crucial match against Egypt.
“I will have no option than to rely on the foreign-based players, if the home boys failed to live up to the billings."