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'We lost due to lack of concentration' - Siasia

Super Eagles gaffer Samson Siasia has given his thoughts on Nigeria’s 1 – 1 draw with Egypt in an AFCON 2017 qualifier played in Kaduna.

26/03/2016

/ by Biyi Akangbe

SoccerNet Nigeria
Super Eagles gaffer Samson Siasia has given his thoughts on Nigeria’s 1 – 1 draw with Egypt in an AFCON 2017 qualifier played in Kaduna.

Oghenekaro Etobo’s 60th minute strike was cancelled out by Mohammed Salah who scored a 90th minute goal for the Pharaohs against the run of play.

Speaking on the late strike Siasia sad Nigeria conceded because off a lack of concentration towards the end of the game.

“We lost concentration in the last two minutes of the game but we had a player down and we expected fair play. Sometimes fair play is not fair. But we should blame ourselves, not the Egyptians for the defeat,”Siasia said at a post-match press conference.

On the reverse fixture next week, Siasia said the team could win in Egypt and revive their hope of qualifying for the tournament in Gabon in 2017.

He said: “Everything is possible; we lost due to lack of concentration. We can’t be playing against our opponents and allow them to score against us. That’s all. We can talk from now till tomorrow. We can’t go backward. We have to move forward, we have to get ourselves together and go to Egypt and win. There’s nothing we can do.”

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