NLNG Corporate Caring banner FirstGem 3rd anniversay lecture Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Rio Olympics: Why we lost to Colombia —Siasia

By News Express on 11/08/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 1,512

Samson Siasia, the Dream Team VI coach, has admitted that some five major changes to his original team line up, failed to stop the Colombians from running away with a 0-2 defeat to his team.

He spoke at a news conference after the Group B match, played at the Corinthians Arena Stadium, Sao Paulo.
Siasia said that the team failed to contain the rampaging South American team.
“The two players that tormented the Dream Team, were Teofile, spotting the 10 jersey and Miguel Borja, number 9,” the coach added.
“Mistakes have been made. We shall correct all these before the start of the quarter finals matches, where mistakes could prove costly.
“At that level, any team that wavers will be on their way back home. Our target is still the Olympic Gold. We can do it.
“My team realises that, and we have to work had to attain our collective aspiration,’’ he said.
Captain of the team, John Mikel Obi, pleaded with fans at home and abroad to bear with the team, that the defeat by Colombia was not the end of the road.
“We are professionals. We made our mistakes. We shall take time to effect corrections and ensure that we keep our hopes alive.
“We are here for business and we shall ensure we successfully complete our assignment,’’ he re-assured.
On problems that faced the team, he said: “we have put everything behind us. We are working as a team.
“What is important is that there is no human that does not face challenges and we have had ours, we are professionals and we are forging ahead.’’
Obi was not specific on the problems, but certainly it had to do with events leading to the team’s tour of Atlanta, where they were stranded, and arrived Brazil barely three hours to the first match.
They overcome, to beat Japan 5-4, spanked Sweden 1-0 to amass six points to ensure a place in the quarter final, losing 0-2 to Colombia.
The loss did not do a significant damage as the national team still topped the group. (NAN)
•Photo shows Coach Siasia.

Source News Express

Posted 11/08/2016 7:08:58 PM





You may also like...
Pastor Jimi Odukoya plays lead role in new...

I make N180,000 monthly — Telephone charger

CBN mutilated notes: N900m did not disappear in...

Col. Inusa’s abduction, murder a reminder of Gen....

Restructuring: Buhari’s hands tied, says Presidency

Coup scare: Army clamps down on suspected soldiers...

Damage control: APC meets Senate caucus Tuesday

3 convicted for adultery in Kano, sentenced to...

When the stars marched forth for Western Lotto....

34 missing after Cameroon military boat sinks

Stock Market: Total, Mobil oil top losers’ chart...

FAAC meeting ends in deadlock


Latest News Dino Melaye losing in Kogi senatorial election HAPPENING NOW: Yahaya Bello takes the lead in Kogi governorship election BREAKING: Abducted lecturers escape from kidnappers' den Lagos Deputy Governor causes commotion on aircraft Five killed in Kogi election violence Pastor dies during 40-day dry fasting Kogi gov’ship: “How votes were sold at N500” The situation in Kogi more challenging than Bayelsa — Police PRO Only Oshiomhole’s exit will end crisis in Edo — Adams KogiBayelsa2019: Most voters who were willing to vote had opportunity to do so — INEC Edo 2020: Council APC leaders reaffirm support for Obaseki Okorocha, Amosun, Akeredolu, others to know fate as APC holds NEC meeting


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (563,051 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (452,425 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (401,589 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (335,909 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (303,747 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (281,389 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (258,843 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (257,078 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (238,611 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (225,003 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,503 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (198,158 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (109) Business & Economy (4,574) Business Verdict (86) Columnists (1,144) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (704) Features (845) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,215) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (486) News (54,042) Opinion (1,419) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,750) Religion (1,120) Sports (2,226) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera