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Siasia: We’re Ready For Anybody In Quarter-Finals 

Nigeria U-23s head coach, Samson Siasia, has stated that he is not perturbed about who his team will meet in the quarter-finals at the on-going Rio Olympics.

 

The U-23 Eagles qualified for the quarter-finals after defeating Sweden 1-0.

 

The only goal of the game was scored by Sadiq Umar, who headed in a cross from Stanley Amuzie.

 

Siasia said for now his attention is on the team’s last group game against Colombia.

 

"I think for me and the boys all we are doing now is taking it a game at a time, we are not bothered about the team we will be playing in the quarter finals, let's play Colombia first and from there we will think of our opponents at that stage," Siasia told nff.com.

 

The Nigerians could face hosts Brazil in the quarter-finals but Siasia is not bothered at the prospect. 

 

He added: “The issue of the team I will prefer to play in the quarter final stage doesn't arise now; what is uppermost in my mind is getting my boys focused for every game."

 

Siasia went on to praise his defenders for not conceding against Sweden unlike in the game against Japan where they shipped in four goals. 

 

“As you all can see, my defence line didn't concede any goal, yes myself and my technical crew worked very hard to correct all the lapses we noticed in our first game and I am happy my boys stood their ground and kept a clean sheet. All I can say for now is that it's work in progress."

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