Chief coach of the national U-23 men’s football team, Dream Team VI, Samson Siasia, has called on the sporting press to avail him through the media officer of the team any information on the players so far selected by him and his technical crew, so as to present a scandal free team.
“This is our team, there is no way I and my technical staff will have all the information about the players we have selected from the screening exercise, so I am appealing to the sporting press to feel free in giving us information on any player they think is not fit to be in the team.
“Instead of going to the press to publish or broadcast such stories, I am appealing to all stakeholders including club managers whom these players must have played under to give us credible information, I can assure you all that such
information will be put into use,” he said.
The former Super Eagles chief coach disclosed that just as he listened to some of them in the invitation of players to the team during the screening exercise. It is work in progress and as such he still needs the support of the media in getting out a good team that will be the pride of all Nigerians.
Meanwhile the U-23 gaffer has told all the selected 35 home-based players and their foreign counterparts to report to camp on January 4, 2015 with their running shoes, as the team will be involved in a lot of physical activities.
According to the media officer of the team, Timi Ebikagboro, Siasia, who is presently on vacation in the US with his family, then used the opportunity to wish all Nigerians and most especially the leadership and members of SWAN a prosperous New Year.