Nigeria’s U-23 team will be hoping to return back to winning ways as the team faces Denmark in their second match of the Suwon four nation tournaments at the Goyang Sports Complex on Saturday.
The team lost their opening match 1-0 to South Korea despite creating lots of goal scoring opportunities and is poised to correct their mistakes against their Danish counterpart.
Team’s coach, Samson Siasia, who blamed the defeat to fatigue, revealed that he would make changes to the team in a bid to get a positive result.
“As part of our plan to give every player equal opportunity to stake a claim for a shirt going to the Rio Olympic Games, we will be giving all the players we brought to Korea a chance to play and be assessed on their own merit, so that none of them will complain of not getting enough time,” he said.
“In our game against Denmark on Saturday, we will definitely make changes in our starting eleven.
“This is one opportunity that we can’t let slip off our fingers as the NFF has given us a platform to play against three top teams going to the Olympics, so we must take full advantage of it and hopefully we will get the best legs to represent us in Rio.”
“We are not saying we are here to win the tournament as a matter of do or die, but we cannot afford to lose all our games as it will affect our morale going to Rio, so we must take our game a step higher than what we did against Korea,” Siasia added.