Under-23 Head Coach, Samson Siasia, has charged his wards to go for victory against their Gabonese counterparts in the first leg of the 11th All-Africa Games qualifying game to be played at the Stade Augustin Monedan a Sibang, Libreville today.
Siasia said on Friday that from the calibre of players at his disposal, he is not expecting less than outright victory.
“Nigerians expect nothing short of victory from you guys. You guys should put in mind that you are the next generation of Super Eagles players, but for Nigerians to accept you as such, you must show that on the field. That is the only way that you can convince the nation that you have what it takes to take over.”
He warned the players against bothering themselves about the Gabonese antics, but to follow his instructions and the rest will be history.
He added that they should not be expecting any favors from the match officials so should be brave.
Siasia reminded the players that Nigeria failed to qualify for the football event of the last All Africa Games, and as such would not entertain any excuse from them, as nothing short of picking a ticket for the Games is good enough for the nation.