The Dream Team VI chief coach, Samson Siasia has warned players who are invited to play for the team not to give money to anyone in a bid to to secure a place in the team.
This warning was given by the coach while addressing his team after their training yesterday at the FIFA Goal Project.
“Do not give money to either my assistants or any agent with the hope of making this team. If i finds out, the player(s) will be dismissed from the camp with immediate effect. I did not mandate anybody to collect money on my behalf. Anyone who falls prey to such cheats will be sent out of the camp forthwith. let me repeat it that, money cannot buy a place in my team, instead your talent and discipline will get you to the top of your career”.
As long as you hold the passport of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, you are eligible to play for this country. I was spotted and selected through this type of process. I’ll also like to give you this type of chance to play for our country, too”, he said.
To the invited foreign-based players, Siasia said that there would be no sacred players as only their fitness and form will determine their stay in camp. “You can only secure a place in the team with dedication, hard work, and discipline. No body is superior to another player in this camp”.
The coach applauded all the players and advised those who could not make the team to try harder as all who turned up would not be selected.
This weekend the Dream Team VI are expected to travel to Bauchi to play series of friendly games to put them in shape for numerous challenging games ahead.
As the new man in charge of the national U-23 men’s football team VI, the coach, Samson Siasia has promised to give his best.