Dream Team VI coach Samson Siasia invited to his screening camp a couple of the Flying Eagles players whom coach Manu Garba would need for the 2015 African Youth Championship in Senegal.
Former Golden Eaglets starlets Kelechi Iheanacho and Isaac Success are some of the players that catch the fancy of Siasia, but there is clearly a conflict of interest. This has raised concerns over the possible results both teams could achieve in their respective assignments in 2015.
Siasia has admitted to being under pressure in the discharge of his duties of screening players suitable for the U23 national team.
Over 100 home-based and foreign-based players have been invited to the Dream Team camp and there are more expected to be invited for further screening exercises.
There have been calls in some quarters for Siasia to concentrate strictly on the players he has been inviting for screenings and overlook those that are working with Manu Garba for the U20 assignments.
What is your opinion about Siasia’s desire to work with some of the players who are expected to play at the African Youth Championship in 2015?
Should players like Kelechi Iheanacho, Musa Mohammed, Isaac Success, Chidera Eze, Chidiebere Nwakili etc play for all age-grade national teams as long as they are within the age limits? Will that be worthwhile considering the physical demand of such dual national team commitment on their fitness and health?
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