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We’ll attack in Zambia –Siasia

Posted: Apr 10, 2015 at 6:08 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Peter Edema  –  Group Sports Editor


Under-23 coach, Samson Siasia, has ruled out the possibility of the team defending against Zambia in the second leg of the 2015 All Africa Games qualifier on Sunday.

Samson Siasia

Samson Siasia

Nigeria, which played a goalles draw against Zambia in Abuja a forth night ago, needs a score draw or an outright win to secure qualification for the Games holding later in the year.

The team left on Thursday for Zambia for the crucial second leg encounter.

In an interview with an online medium, Siasia said, “Park what bus? We are not going to Zambia to play a defensive tactics. We are an attacking side and we will go there to attack,” he said, adding, “We will not park the bus like Mourinho. But even though we are an attacking team, we must also defend smartly.

“We’re going to a hostile environment and we must be disciplined and avoid playing unnecessary offside traps which could cost us. But our mission is clear; which is to win there and that we hope to do.”

He said that if Zambia could play goalless in Abuja, there was nothing stopping Nigeria from picking the ticket in Zambia on Sunday.

“The boys just need to play to instructions and follow what we have told them.

“I cannot share my tactical plan here now but I hope they just follow our game plan and stick to it, except when we have to change. If they do that I’m sure we’ll win.”