The chief coach of the Nigerian national men’s U-23 football team, Dream Team VI, Samson Siasia has invited Christian Obiozor of Kano Pillars and Kingsley Sokari of Enyimba Football Club of Aba to fortify the team as preparation for the team’s first game against Gabon gears up in Abuja.
According to Siasia, he was impressed by what these players showed during the just concluded Super-4 Glo invitational tournament in Abuja, and feels they can add quality to the team.
“I have always said this team is work in progress, and as such, any player who has shown that he can add value to the team will surely be invited to the team. The intention of the technical crew is to build a team Nigerians will be proud of.
“For now, one of our greatest challenges is from players whose clubs are involved in continental engagements.
“We have barely 18 days to our first game, and our club in the continent also have crucial first round games almost the same time, so it will cause distractions for us, but we have to balance things, for just as we need these players, so also their clubs need their services,” Siasia stated.
According to a release by the media officer of the U23 side, Timi Ebikagboro, Siasia also appealed to the clubs to show some level of understanding so that there will be no conflict of interest.
Siasia expressed satisfaction with the high standards exhibited by his wards during the just concluded pre-season tournament in Abuja and commended the LMC for inviting the national teams to be part of the event.