Dream Team Not Under Pressure – Siasia
Siasia said he is very happy to be in the finals of the CAF U-23 Nations Cup.
He said that the tournament has been a very long journey, with a lot of ups and downs.
The team captain, Azubuike Okechukwu, who just served out his one -match suspension, dismissed insinuations that the players are under pressure to win the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, but that they will ensure they do the country proud.
Taiwo Awoniyi will also be feature in the Algeria clash. The striker is back in training after an ankle injury kept him out of Wednesday’s semi-final against hosts, Senegal.
Nigeria will lock horns with Algeria at the Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor in Dakar, 8pm Nigerian time.
Saturday’s clash will make it the third time both teams will meet at the U-23 level since the inaugural competition in Morocco in 2011.
Nigeria thrashed the North Africans 4-1 four years ago, before they played a goalless draw in a group game in Senegal.