2015 AAG Qualifiers: Siasia Upeat Nigeria Will Qualify

2015 AAG Qualifiers: Siasia Upeat Nigeria Will Qualify

–Zambia Coach tells U23 Eagles to forget the competition

Despite his inability to beat Zambia at home in Sunday’s 2015 All Africa Games qualifier, National U-23 Eagles coach Samson Siasia says his team should not be ruled out of the competition yet, saying they have what it takes to win the return leg match in Lusaka.


The former Super Eagles handler who spoke to Complete Sports in Abuja after the first leg match ended 0-0, said the team still has a good chance of qualifying for the competition billed to hold in Congo later in the year.

“It is unfortunate that the match ended goalless but I want to assure Nigerians that we can still qualify for the competition. If they could play a draw here, we can as well beat them in Lusaka.

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We are going to work on the team’s lapses and make sure the players get better before the return leg match. The attackers were goal shy today but we are hopeful that they will get it right in the second leg match.

Meanwhile, Zambia coach Fighton Simukonda has expressed happiness over the 0-0 goalless draw played on Sunday, saying they got what they planned for in the match.

Simukonda has also said Nigeria should forget the All Africa Games as he boasted that his boy will beat the Dream Team in Lusaka.

“I am happy with this result because things worked the way we planned it, we knew Nigeria has quality players and we came with the mind of at least picking a draw and we got it. We decided to be defensive in the match and that really helped us”, says Simukonda.

“Nigeria should forget the All Africa Games because we are going to beat them in Lusaka”, he added.

The return leg match holds in two weeks time in Lusaka.

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