Siasia picks Awoniyi, Saviour, 16 others for Dream Team's battle against Congo
Head Coach of the U-23 National Team, Samson Siasia, has announced 18 players that will do battle agsinst Congo for Sunday's African U-23 Championship final round, first leg qualifier in Port Harcourt.
Prolific striker Taiwo Awoniyi leads the pack of young lads that will be deployed by Siasia in the encounter that comes up at the Adokiye Amiesieamaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Sunday (today) by 4pm.
others on Siasia’s list include goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel, Oghenekaro Etebor, Taiwo Awoniyi, Azubuike Okechukwu, Erhun Obanor and Godwin Saviour, with new faces Umar Aminu and Musa Yahaya making the cut.
He told those who were selected to see their selection as a privilege and should show to the world that they were selected on merit.
He said, “I want to charge those of you selected to see this as a rare privilege knowing that millions of Nigerians are banking on you to put smiles on their faces come Sunday.
“I have the confidence that you guys can beat Congo, but all that will depend on you guys showing that on the field of play.
“The Nigeria Football Federation and the Rivers State Government have done so much for us to make us win, so it's now left for us to let them know that we are true ambassadors of our country.”
The final list is made up of two goalkeepers, six defenders, three midfielders and seven strikers.
The players are:
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