…The boys are together and they want to make sure that they can succeed in spite of all troubles –Coach Siasia
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday night praised the indomitable spirit of the Nigerian soccer team to the Olympics Games, which saw them flying over Denmark 2-0 to qualify for the semi-finals.
President Buhari in a cheering mode said:”Again and again, the unconquerable Nigerian spirit has come to the fore, showing that where there is a will, there’s always a way. This was a team that was not given much chance, but which has now advanced into the semi-finals. Go for it. Go for the gold, and let the Nigerian banner be held proudly aloft once again on the global stage. We are almost there. Let’s go.”
The President then urged the Nigerian nation to pray and support the Nigerian contingent to the Olympics, especially the soccer team, so that the rest of the world will know that even in the face of economic adversity, the Nigerian spirit remains resolute and lifted high.
“And this, we shall demonstrate in every sphere of our national life,” the President added.
Meanwhile, Dream Team IV Coach, Samson Siasia, has said that the initial difficulties encountered by his team en route the ongoing Rio Olympic Games inspired the team to achieve success.
“We all know it was not easy, nobody wants to be in the situation we were in weeks ago when we were still in Atlanta. “But, your circumstances should not determine what goals you set yourself and what you want to achieve. “It was very difficult circumstances. We struggled to get here. But there is oneness, a team spirit and a willingness to overcome,’’ Siasia said.
Siasia said, the boys are together and they want to make sure that they can succeed in spite of all troubles. I am proud of what they have done.