Head Coach of Nigeria’s U-23 national team, Samson Siasia has granted his players a one-week break to go and unwind, rest with their families and get set for the task ahead.
Addressing the players of the Dream Team VI before departing Pointe Noire for Nigeria, Siasia warned the boys to remain focused and be good ambassadors of the team in their various clubs as any negative report from their clubs will be taken serious by the team’s management.
Led by chairman of the technical and development committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu, the U-23 team delegation landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja few minutes after noon on Tuesday, aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight.
It will be recalled that, the Dream Team VI held the Red Devils of the Congo to a goalles draw last Sunday to qualify 2-1 on aggregate, for the African U-23 Championship scheduled to hold in December in Senegal, where the African representatives to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be selected.
Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia, Zambia, Senegal and Gabon will compete in the eight-team tournament.