By Augustine Akhilomen
part of preparation for the Rio Olympic Games Men’s football event, the
Nigeria’s U-23 team, popularly known as the Dream Team VI will confront Mexico
in a friendly match at the Aguascalientes Stadium on Saturday.
failed to make a good impression at the Suwon four nation tournaments where the
team came third behind teams like South Korea and Denmark, team’s coach, Samson
Siasia, who has already been feeling the heat, knows that an appreciable impact
could help motivate the players for the major tournament.
team are in US intensifying preparation for one of the greatest sports
showpiece in the world and have 14 players in camp with the regular names such
as Daniel Akpeyi, Musa Muhammad, Azubuike Okechukwu, Stanley Amuzie, Abdullahi
Shehu, Usman Mohammed and Saturday Erimuya.
Dream Team lost their last friendly encounter against the Flying Eagles 4-3
last week Saturday and would be hoping to make amends by beating the Mexican
U-23 team on Saturday.
Siasia’s wish to have Mikel Obi and Kenneth Omeruo to his squad have seen the
light of the day after Chelsea gave them the greenlight to feature at the Rio
Olympic Games starting on August 5.