In the wake of his teams disappointing defeat to Burkina Faso in the ongoing All Africa Games(AAG) in Brazzaville, Congo. The coach of the National U23 football team, Sampson Siasia, has expressed his surprise and disappointment at his teams abysmal display on Tuesday, which saw Burkina Faso emerging winners, with a comfortable 1-3 win over their Nigerian counterparts.
Siasia, who was left fuming at his defenders and strikers, said he didn’t believe that his team would be defeated by Burkina Faso, let alone by such a high goal margin.
“I never imagined losing to Burkina Faso, but then my midfielders played so well, my defenders and attackers let me down, can you imagine my attackers not being able to convert about eight chances that came their way? “To make matters worse, the defenders were asleep on a day they should have been up and doing. Who told the central defenders to keep offside trap the way they did? I am totally disappointed; we can’t play like this in Senegal and expect to qualify for the 2016 Olympics.
No way! “We were so bad that anytime the ball beat the defenders, even my goalkeeper could not stop any of the shots fired at him. Football is a team work where errors are bound to occur, but it’s the ability of fellow team mates to cover for one another that makes a team great, that I didn’t see today.”
Siasia, said he was happy that the worst, had happened in the Africa Games, that he had learnt a valuable lesson from his mistakes. He also apologised to Nigerians for letting them down by not qualifying for the final of the Men’s football event at the AAG.
He said “We will make corrections after the African Games. I plan to travel to talk to some players I have already penciled down, then hopefully, the team should be assembling in first week of October to prepare for the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations. Certainly, some of the players I brought to Congo Brazzaville will have to give way.
, “I am not a man of excuses. I take all the blame for this collapse and will certainly make amends before the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations.”
|Annie and 2face idibia|
Popular Nigeria singer 2face idibia, in an interview with NET, disclosed how he ended up getting married to Annie, his fears about getting married, and how it took so long to give his proposal to his wife Annie Macaulay Idibia.
See excerpts of the interview below;
” i’m not surprised. Honestly, I mean back in the day it had come across my mind one or two times to propose to her but somehow it got to this point where I was like I’m not going to get married,
even before I started having kids, I had already said I’m not going to get married.
Before then, there’s been one or two where I almost proposed to Annie. But I just said no no no because I just thought I wasn’t going to be good enough.
I had always thought I wasn’t going to be faithful, I wasn’t going to be good enough. I had always thought I wasn’t going to be the best man for any woman so because of that, I just thought I’m not going to get married. I’m just going to live my life..”
|Pregnant Mercy Johnson|
“I am expecting my third child and I’m a married person so I don’t think people should ask me why. I understand the ethics of spacing kids but I’m a married person and an adult, I can decide the way I want to live my life. So yes, I’m having my third baby very soon. Thank you so much for the good wishes, thank you so much for the hate speeches, but save some of the hate speeches because the fourth will soon come to round it up then you can show your anger then but for now it’s good news let’s celebrate.” Mercy said
At least, 16 persons at the three camps of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, within Maiduguri, Borno State, have been confirmed death. While 172 others, are said to be in critical conditions, as a result of Cholera outbreak in the camps.
Reacting to the news in a telephone conversation, the Information Officer of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Mallam Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said cholera, was not the cause of the conditions at the camps, but reported cases of diarrhoea and vomiting.
The affected camps are those housing IDPs from Mafa along Dikwa/Ngala Road.
Health officials at the camp told Vanguard that so far, 16 people had died of the outbreak, while 172 were in serious condition as they work with international organization to bring the situation under control.
One of the health officials working with UNICEF told Vanguard, yesterday: “The situation at the camps is terrible. It was sudden and already a large number has been affected.
“At the last count, we have 16 dead and about 172 affected. We are in an emergency health situation in those camps.”