Siasia wants Morocco camp for U-23

04112015C SiasiaU23 coach Samson Siasia believes preparing for the African U23 championship in Morocco will be a right step for his team as they aim to pick a ticket to Rio 2016.

The Dream Team VI will face Egypt, Algeria and Mali in Group B when Senegal 2015 kicks off on November 28.

“Anything apart from going to Morocco for the camping exercise will be a big disappointment towards our preparations,” Siasia said.

“We don’t have a plan B right now. We need to get out of this place and make sure we go over there and focus very well and prepare.

“Even though things are not working well as we want it to be but we have to do the best we can to make sure we qualify for the 2016 Olympics football tournament. We have to qualify. We are bound to qualify.

Siasia also revealed that his team still lacks the goal scoring instinct despite playing quality football but he assured that area would be improved on before departing for Senegal.

“We are trying to play good football but we still need to improve. The last game we played in Port Harcourt everybody excited and very happy about how we played even though our biggest problem is scoring,” he continued.

“That is the area we need to work on.  To bring in new players will be a difficult job again for us to make sure that these guys can blend together like we did the last time.

“Hopefully the ones that will come in will try to catch up on time so that we can play well, not only to play well but to score goals too,” he concluded.

Nigeria U23  did not qualify for the 2012 Olympics staged in London.

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