Nigeria U-23 team coach, Samson Siasia wants his players to deliver goals when they tackle Zambia in the first leg of the final round of qualifying for this year’s All African Games today (Sunday) in Abuja.
In the last round, Nigeria hammered Gabon 6:1 on aggregate, with four of those goals coming in the first leg in Libreville, and Siasia believes his team are now well set up to produce more goals at home.
“We need to score goals in that game,” Siasia said. “I know we can score goals as we have proven in our last games but we need to score more goals this time.
“This is the first leg of the last hurdle and we must do better than we did here against Gabon. We have made some corrections and the boys are better now and we just hope we can put the ball in the back of the net as many times as possible.”
He added: “We were a bit jittery playing at home the last time but the players understand the advantage they have playing at home now and hopefully we will make that count.”
Meanwhile Malta-based striker Lucky Omeruo is a surprise inclusion in Siasia’s final 18-man squad for the game.The former Bayelsa United star, a younger brother of Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo, failed to make the cut with the Flying Eagles.
The bulk of the team remains the same as the side that eliminated Gabon while Zambia walked over Madagascar in the last round.