2016 Rio Olympics: Siasia invites more players for Congo


Following his side’s slim victory over the Congolese U-23 national team, Samon Siasia has invited five additional players to boost the Dream Team’s effort to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics qualifiers. The Nigerian side defeated Congo 2-1 in Port Harcourt on Sunday with a brace from Junior Ajayi,  while the second leg is due in Congo in a forthnight. The Dream Team VI coach has invited Enyimba’s Kingsley Sokari, four others to boost his team performance against Congo.

Siasia insisted that the invited players would add bite to the team’s attack and solidify the defence as the team intensifies preparations for the potentially -explosive return leg in Pointe Noire on Sunday, August 2.

The invited players are  overseas -based Aminu Umar and Abdullahi Shehu, Semiu Liadi of Warri Wolves FC, Ndifreke Effiong of Abia Warriors and Flying Eagles’ midfielder Kingsley Sokari.

The home -based professionals are expected to report to camp immediately while those based overseas are expected in camp by this weekend.

Meanwhile, Coach Siasia has sounded a note of warning to all players given permission to travel after the team’s first leg game against Congo in Port Harcourt to report unfailingly to camp on Wednesday or be axed.

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