Coach Samson Siasia is not being distracted from achieving his aim in Rio, despite previous comments made by the minister of Sports which was capable of making him lose focus in Rio 2016 Olympic games.
The U23 team won Sweden yesterday 1-0, to qualify to the next round of the Olympic football tournament for men, with their last group match yet to be played against Colombia.
It will be recalled that the Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung , publicly gave an adverse criticism to the U23 team for camping at the “United States of Nigeria”, not putting into consideration if there was a need for that.
Hence the U23 team who were stranded in Atlanta during their camping, arrived six hours to their first match, but have since then given a good account of themselves by winning two straight matches, qualifying to the next stage and thereby justifying the essence of their camping in Atlanta USA.
The comment made by the Minister of Sports is an attempt to discourage the team, but team coach Samson Siasia has been focused keeping the team on winning ways despite that.