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Published On: Thu, Jan 15th, 2015

Babayaro charges Siasia to shun player’s selection sentiment

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Former Nigeria defender Celestine Babayaro has charged Dream Team VI coach, Samson Siasia to ensure only the best players are selected, as they enter the last phase of preparations for the 2015 All Africa Games.

Babayaro, who was a member of Nigeria’s Dream Team I, that won the country’s and Africa’s first football gold at an Olympics, says Siasia must shun bias, if he is to select the best players that represent Nigeria at this level.

“He must select the best players that can represent us at the level, without being bias, and he must shun favoritism.

“It doesn’t matter where a player is coming from, but it should be about what such players can do,” he said to Brila FM.

And speaking about February’s All Africa Games qualifier against Gabon, Babayaro says Siasia must respect the Gabonese, but insists that only the best players must be selected.

“The Gabonese are very good and he must know that and that will be my advice to him. He must know the kind of players he should invite but I trust him to do the right thing,” Babayaro reckoned.

The Dream Team VI is currently training in Abuja, and have a few friendly games lined up for them before they embark on the All Africa Games qualifiers.


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