Siasia issues Friday deadline to players

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Siasia, coach of Nigeria’s U23 team says players must report in camp by Friday.
Expressing
anger at the attitude of the players to the invitation, Siasia said he cannot
understand why players who called to beg for permission to see their families
and rest a little would fail to report to camp after the one -week grace he
granted.
“No
player can hold the nation to ransom. This attitude of theirs is
unprofessional. When the players arrived from the U-20 World Cup, they called
me to beg for a grace period to rest a little, which I did, and they promised
to report after one week. It is now more than one week and none of them is
around.”
Siasia
disclosed that the Friday deadline is to give the players the benefit of doubt.
He
had invited Musa Mohammed, strikers Godwin Savior and Taiwo Awoniyi and
goalkeeper Dele Alampasu who are based at home to report to camp on Monday 22nd
June, while the overseas-based players Kingsley Sokari, Musa Yahaya, Kelechi
Iheanacho and Moses Simon have been given until two weeks to the African U-23
Championship qualifier against Congo billed for Port Harcourt on July 19.
Already,
Sharks FC defender Chima Akas and his Warri Wolves counterpart, Semiu Liadi
alongside the overseas-based Umar Aminu, Shehu Abdullahi and Ikechukwu Okorie
have all reported to camp, cutting short their break.
In
a related development, Coach Siasia has denied reports making the rounds in the
media that he has invited a Norway-based defender, Sola Akinyemi to the Dream
Team, saying that before any player is invited from abroad to any of the
National Teams, there is a process to be followed with the NFF giving the nod
for such invitation.
While
thanking the media for all the support since he took over the U-23 team, Coach
Siasia appealed for thorough verification of any information before
publication.

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