Head Coach of the U-23 National Team, Samson Siasia has exempted the Warri Wolves FC duo of Oghenekaro Etebo and Freedom Omofonma from resuming in camp on Monday 1st June, due to their CAF Confederation Cup game coming up on the 6th of June.
Speaking after returning from a brief vacation in the United States, Coach Siasia said he had to permit the players to remain with their club who will be involved in a crucial CAF Confederation Cup play-off second leg game against AC Leopards of Congo in Warri, so as to allow them prepare for the game with their club.
While disclosing that he is on ground to assist any club in the interest of the nation, the former Super Eagles coach said being the only club side left in the continent from Nigeria, it is only pertinent for him to allow the players stay back and report on Sunday, 7th June after the game.
Disclosing that he hopes Warri Wolves will progress to the group phase of the continental competition, Coach Siasia said the progression of the team will go a long way in making his players in the team mature better and more confident players, and this will in turn benefit the team in its pursuit of the gold medal at both this year’s All-Africa Games and the Rio Olympic Games next year.
The Dream Team is expected to play the winner of this weekend’s qualifying match between Congo and Ghana for the Africa U-23 championship coming up in December in Senegal, with Ghana going into the return leg with a 1-0 advantage.
Siasia added that aside these two players, all other invited players are expected to report to camp unfailingly on Monday, 1st June as training will commence on Tuesday, 2nd June in Abuja.


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