The chief coach of the national U-23 men’s football team, Dream Team VI, Samson Siasia has said he knew his wards will leave Lusaka as Heroes not villains as they play better away from home.
Siasia said even though he felt bad that Nigerians had ruled out his team even before the return leg, he knew with the caliber of players in the team and what he had put them through victory was certain.
While disclosing that the secret behind the team’s success was that aside the fact his boys played to instructions , he knew that the Zambians would come attacking his team to get a goal and he instructed his boys to be patient and knowing that Awoniyi has pace, they would catch them on the counter when the opportunity arises, which they did.
He disclosed that the qualification for the AAG football event is of great significance to him as he has never qualified for the games.
Coach Siasia described the Zambians as a good team, but that they were just better on the day. On the way forward, coach Siasia said for now all he wants to do is savor the victory and hopes that the NFF would organize more friendly games for the team to put them in shape for the AAG and the Olympic Games qualifiers.