Rio 2016 Games: Dream Team VI coaches must overhaul squad —Okumagba

By Daily Sports on December 26, 2015

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National Chairman of Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC), Prince Vincent Okumagba, has advised handlers of Dream Team VI to raise a killer squad that would execute their assignment with precision at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil – not the kind of team the country paraded during the recently-concluded Africa Under-23 football championship in Senegal.

According to him, the technical crew must extensively comb for dazzling players that would do the country proud and face squarely the other players that would be on parade at the Games. He pointed out that there is an extent to which luck could carry a team in a high profile competition like the Olympics.

“Senegal 2015 experience must be one big lesson to learn from. The truth is that Nigeria has to storm the Rio 2016 Games with a sound team that would strongly withstand any squad – just like the 1996 Dream Team did when they turned back teams like Brazil and Argentina. We still have such turn-around players; what the Samson Siasia-led crew should do is just to sit back and do their home work by ensuring that such players are invited for the assignment ahead. The team must comprehensively overhaul if we intend to make any meaningful impact,” Prince Okumagba said.

He challenged the Siasia-led crew to ensure that only the best players are chosen without sentiment or external influence to adorn the colours of Nigeria during the Games football event.

“This has become imperative so that there will be no excuses. Nigeria has the capacity to conquer again after the Atlanta 1996 US Olympics where we won the football gold. If the coaches put their eyes and feet on ground, we have the lads that can deal decisively with that. The Senegal 2015 U-23 AFCON Olympic qualifier must serve as a lesson to the crew. The team suffered injuries that nearly threatened its chances. Yes, nobody can predict when injury will occur. However, that is why you must go outrightly for first-rate players to avoid when the unexpected (injuries) knock, so that the squad would not be terribly shaken,” the NFSC Chairman stressed.

•Photo shows Prince Okumagba.

Source Daily Sports

Posted December 26, 2015

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