By Femi Adefioye, with agency reports
Nigeria U23 coach Samson Siasia believes the form of Taiwo Awoniyi,Â Sadiq Umar and Junior Ajayi bodes well for his side ahead of thisÂ summer’s Olympics.Although the Dream Team VI handler is not captivated with Awoniyiâ€™sÂ performance in recent games, but he feels the Liverpool forward willÂ brace up and shine in Rio.
â€œTaiwo Awoniyi is a good player and he is gradually picking up andÂ will soon return to his explosive form in the attack,â€ Siasia toldÂ Goal.
â€œThis is a player that has proved himself from the Golden Eaglets toÂ the Flying Eagles and now with us.
â€œThis is a player that has helped this team when needed. I wonâ€™tÂ forget his contribution in Zambia which got us the ticket to play inÂ the All Africa Games.
â€œAll he needs to do now is to be focused and work hard to get back toÂ his real self. He is an important player that is just coming back toÂ form and we cannot just neglect him but to encourage him. He is reallyÂ working hard in training and I am happy with what I have seen so farÂ since we arrived here (America).â€
He also claims that the duo Umar and Ajayi are good addition to hisÂ squad ahead of the competition billed to kick off next month.
â€œWe have enough strikers that can help this team score goals. Umar who plays for AS Roma in Italy is very sharp in front of goal as wasÂ evident in the few practice session I have seen him. So his addition
to the team will surely add quality to our attack,â€ he continued.
â€œWe also have junior Ajayi whoÂ is doing very well here and even forÂ his Tunisian club. We all know what stuff Ajayi is made off and he isÂ even sharper in front of goal.
â€œWith hard work in the training and some few friendlies that we hopeÂ to play, our attack line should be ready for the Olympics battleâ€, heÂ concluded.