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Prove Yourself At U-23, Bewerang Tells Siasia

Posted: Mar 31, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Steve Oma-Ofozor, Lagos

Bitrus Bewerang, a former Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles has called on Samson Siasia to deliver the Rio Olympics football gold as it will enable him contest for a permanent place at the senior team level.
Bewerang made the call on Wednesday from Jos, while dwelling on Siasia’s performance as Eagles interim coach during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt.
The former Plateau United handler noted that Siasia could not have performed any magic to deliver the Nations Cup ticket as an interim coach, because there was no enough time for proper preparation.
Thus, on whether Siasia should be retained he said, “My advice for Siasia at the moment is that he should go back to the U-23 and prove himself by winning the Olympic gold for Nigeria.
“Such feat would enable him to contest for a place for the Super Eagles job in the future and not now. So, he should go and concentrate on the U-23 where he is better known and has made some commensurable impact.”
On the performance of the team in the first and second leg he said, “There is no magic anybody could have expected Siasia to perform at such short notice. However, they did their best, though it was not good enough to give Nigeria the ticket, so Siasia should not be blamed.”
Bewerang admonished that Nigeria should take a sabbatical on rebuilding a new Super Eagles, adding that the present dispensation of the team has lost focus in all ramification.