Beating Ghana Felt Good —Samson Siasia

Coach of Nigeria’s U-23 side, Samson Siasia, has confessed that beating fellow West Africans, Ghana, felt good and will do his team so much good as they step into the semi-finals of the male soccer event of the All African Games. Nigeria’s U-23 team, Dream Team XI, on Wednesday defeated defending champions Ghana 2-0 in the men’s soccer event of the All African Games in Brazaville, Congo, to secure a place in the semi-finals of the tournament. The Dream Team XI defeated defending champions Ghana 2-0, with goals from Junior Ajayi (55th minute) and Kingsley Sokrari (87th minute) making all the difference for the Nigerians who walked over Egypt to win their first game. After the victory, their coach, Samson Siasia, said: “True, beating Ghana felt good; it was a good one, because the Ghanaians were good as well. It was good for team spirit. We must not count our chickens before they are hatched, but we are going out to win our next game against Senegal and top the group.” “We will take each game as they come and do our best to win this thing, one game at a time. Mind you, we came here to win gold and God-willing, nothing else will suffice,” Siasia added. Nigeria’s final Group B match will be against Senegal. The Junior Teranga Lions drew their first 0-0 with Ghana on the opening day after Egypt’s last-minute withdrawal left only three teams in the group.