Siasia Raises Sokari Alarm

Siasia Raises Sokari Alarm

–U-23 Dream Team coach says Enyimba star risks missing his potential

Former Nigeria national team coach, Samson Siasia has warned that Enyimba midfielder, Kingsley Sokari risks not fulfilling his potentials.

Sokari currently turns out regularly for Nigeria’s Under-20 side, the under-23s as well as the senior national team, the Super Eagles.

Siasia, who currently trains Nigeria’s Under-23 side says the trend may detrimentally affect the youngster’s development.

“He’s a very good player and one that I want in my Under-23 team. However, he’s usually on the move (travelling to fulfill professional duties) and it does not help me as regards blending for my (Under-23) team.

“We just have to see how we work with him and make sure that we get the best for him because he’s a very special player.

“When he’s having a good day, he can destroy a lot of teams,” Siasia told

On his part, Sokari says he has no qualms playing top flight games for the different sides on a regular basis.

“I am used to it because in the Nigerian league, I usually play matches for Enyimba in midweeks and on weekends.

“Most times, we have to embark on long road trips for these matches. I am still young and I can handle it,” he said.

Sokari was part of the Nigeria squad that drew 1-1 with South Africa in an international friendly in Nelspruit last Sunday.