Nigeria’s U-23 soccer side, Dream Team are defying the rains at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt as they firm up preparation for this Sunday’s crucial 2016 Olympic qualifier against their Congolese counterparts.
The team’s media officer, Timi Ebikagboro ‏in a tweet on his Twitter [email protected] said:
“Dream Team defying the rains to work out at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, P-H, the drainage is great.’’
Head Coach Samson Siasia has, however, expressed concern over the rains ahead of Sunday’s encounter against Congo as he aims for a big home win.
Siasia said his team are now adjusting to the weather in Port Harcourt, which has been rather unpredictable.
“We have been training under the rains. So, we cannot predict what the weather would be on match day,” stated Siasia.
“We are already preparing for rain ball so that we do not have any excuses because we need to win convincingly in the first leg.
“Outside that everything is going well. The Rivers State government is giving us the best of attention and we are very happy here.”
The return leg against Congo will be played in Pointe-Noire with the overall winners advancing to the CAF U23 Championship in Senegal from November.

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