–Hails Lusaka hero, Awoniyi
Coach Samson Siasia has said he hopes to lead Nigeria to win football gold at the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo-Brazzaville.
Nigeria first and only AAG triumph was achieved in 1973 on home soil.
But Siasia, lifted by his team’s spirited win in Zambia at the weekend, said the target now is to go all the way and strike gold in Congo.
“We hope to be African champions. Why qualify if you don’t want to win it?” a bullish Siasia declared.
“We will work hard, get better and go to the tournament to win it.
” The team is just four month old, still growing. We will play some matches before the All Africa Games and we will be better. This team and the U20s have shown that the future of the Super Eagles is bright.”
Siasia will also single out two-goal hero in Lusaka Taiwo Awoniyi, the U20 striker who was drafted to the Olympic team only this month, for special praise.
“He has a bright future because he is a good boy and he has not allowed his successes to get the better of him,” he saluted.