Awoniyi, Sokari, 18 others make Congo trip for crucial Olympic Qualifier

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By Rachael Ugiagbe

Head coach of the Dream Team VI, Samson Siasia has revealed his 20-man squad for this weekend crucial CAF U23 African Championship qualifier against Congo in Pointe-Noire on Sunday.
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Addressing his players after their 3-0 win against Amakson Academy, a friendly match played at the NFF/FIFA Goal Project Pitch on Wednesday, Coach Siasia stated that the players are good enough to make the trip, but it is impossible for everyone to be in Congo for the battle.

Meanwhile, Coach Samson Siasia has issued a warning to his Congolese counterparts, stating that Nigeria will attack Congo in their Pointe-Noire fortress and move closer to a seventh Olympic Games football event appearance.

“We will attack because we will to win in Congo, not avoid defeat,” the 47 years old former Nigerian striker told reporters.

“I have been in difficult situations with the Dream Team before and have always emerged victorious.”

Junior Ajayi struck twice within seven minutes soon after half time as Nigeria defeated Congo 2-1 in the first leg played in Port Harcourt. Nkounkou Moise scored the vital away goal for Congo.

LIST OF SELECTED PLAYERS:

Daniel Emmanuel, Atanda Sodiq, Stanley Amuzie, Azubuike Okechukwu, Olusegun Oduduwa, Erhun Obanor, Godwin Saviour, Etebo Oghenekaro, Junior Ajayi, Usman Mohammed, Etor Daniel, Yusuf Mohammed, Chima Akas, Semiu Liadi, Shehu Abdullahi, Kingsley Sokari, Taiwo Awoniyi, Umar Aminu, Austin Oladapo and Sincere Seth.

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