Nigeria’s U-23 team Head Coach, Imama Amapakabo, has assured that his lads will soar above their current challenges as they bid to defend their AFCON U-23 title later in November, AOIFootball.com reports.
Imama, who also doubles as the Super Eagles Assistant Coach, stated that although the team has had a series of setbacks in terms of passport and age issues, he believes they can still put up a formidable team that will do the country proud against Libya.
“We are preparing very hard with the current crop of players we have on the ground. As you know, we have had so many challenges with passport and age issues and every time we build we find out that we have to re-plan again, but hopefully, when we have the full complement of the expected players we should be able to get a formidable team.
“Already we have two players in town from the squad we are expecting and they will join us in the training sessions too, so within now and the next one week we should have the full complement of our invited players,” Imama said.
He, however, bemoaned his inability to get friendly matches with top NPFL clubs due to logistics and other minor issues.
The Dream Team VII will take on Libya in Bergardan on March 20th before hosting the return leg five days later in Asaba Delta State.