Head coach of Nigeria’s Olympic team, Samson Siasia, says he will pave the way for players who are yet to play in the Group stage of the football event in ongoing Olympic G ames in Brazil.
Siasia, who will rest some of his players who have played against Japan and Sweden, said he took the decision since the team had qualified for the quarter finals, adding that he needed to rest some of the first eleven football payers since there is a possibility of going into extra time during the quarter- final match.
The coach, believed that the team’s first- eleven had done pretty well and he needed to make other football players justify their selected for this tournament, adding that the gesture to rest the players did not imply that Colombia was a minnow squad.
He said the team’s technical crew was working hard on the defence line, as the knock –out stages will see stingy defense lines complemented by vicious attacking lines.
Nigeria’s Olympic team has arrived in Sao Paulo ahead of today’s Group B final game against Colombia at the Arena dos Corinthians.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Olympic team will for the first time in the tournament, to wear white jerseys in the game against Colombia.
The players have already been handed two pairs of white jerseys for each match, which is the practice since the commencement of the tournament.