Siasia Eventually Submits 23 Man Listing for Olympics to NFF


The Nigeria U23 Coach Samson Siasia has launched his 23-man record for the Olympic Soccer event in Rio, Brazil.

Chelsea Defensive Midfielder Mikel Obi and Chippa United Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi were named as the over-aged players that will fly the country’s colours in Brazil. Goal gathered through a reliable source from the Nigeria Football Federation that coach Samson Siasia opted for two senior players instead of the mandatory three as competition kicks off next month in Brazil. “Samson Siasia has submitted his 18-man list for this year’s Olympic football tournament in Rio, Brazil and I can authoritatively disclose to you that the coach opted for only two over-age players and they are Mikel Obi and goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi,” the source told Goal.

Consider that Nigeria claimed gold on the 1966 Olympics in football; the crew missed-out of the 2012 Olympics however could be hoping to do good in Rio. Mikel and Akpeyi are anticipated to guide the quest in August with the Chelsea man totally anticipated to captain the aspect. Nigeria bowed 1-zero to Argentina on the 2008 variation in Beijing to win silver in their final appearance.

The Chelsea celebrity has certainly not hidden his interest in enjoying for the Dream crew VI and it's not strange seeing him make the reduce forward of Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo and Godfrey Oboabona who had been considered for resolution. Ahead of the opener against Japan on August 4, the Nigerian team will proceed to intensify their preparations for the video games and can play a friendly with Chalton Battery on Saturday, July sixteen, on the Atlanta, Silverbacks Stadium, USA.

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