• SEE full list of all 16 men’s football squads for 2016 Olympics

    SEE full list of all 16 men’s football squads for 2016 Olympics

    The Olympic football tournament is almost set to kick off in Rio de Janeiro. Here are all the final 18-man squads

    ALGERIA:

    Goalkeepers: Farid Chaal (El Harrach), Abdelkader Salhi (Chlef)

     

    Defenders: Ayoub Abdellaoui (USM Alger), Abdelghani Demmou* (MC Alger), Houari Ferhani (Kabylie), Ryad Keniche (Setif), Miloud Rebiai (Setif)

    Midfielders: Haris Belkebla (Tours), Sofiane Bendebka* (Hussein Dey), Abdelraouf Benguit (Paradou), Mohamed Benkhemassa (Alger), Zakaria Draoui (Belouizdad)

    Forwards: Rachid Ait Atmane (Sporting Gijon), Mohammed Benkablia (Oran), Baghdad Bounedjah* (Al Sadd), Oussama Darfalou (Alger), Zakarya Haddouche (Sétif), Ben […]

  • 2016 Olympics: Iwobi’s father has stopped picking my calls – Siasia laments

    2016 Olympics: Iwobi’s father has stopped picking my calls – Siasia laments

    Head coach of Nigeria’s U-23 team, Samson Siasia, has expressed his disappointment after Alex Iwobi and his father failed to keep their promise, over the midfielder’s availability for this year’s Olympic Games.

    Arsenal have blocked Iwobi from the competition, after initially agreeing to release him, leaving Siasia frustrated with the turn of events.

    “Alex Iwobi is not coming. I tried to call his father, but he wasn’t picking my calls. He used to call me frequently when he wanted his son to […]

  • Rio 2016 Olympics: Ogba tasks Nigerian athletes on training to win medals

    Rio 2016 Olympics: Ogba tasks Nigerian athletes on training to win medals

    The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Mr Solomon Ogba on Sunday adviced Nigerian athletes to intensify efforts in training ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics to enable them win medals. Ogba gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Okpepke, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo.

    “Olympics is for professionals and we are happy to say that we have qualified in most track and field events. “Every professional athlete that wants to […]

  • I’ve picked my over aged players for 2016 Olympics – Siasia

    I’ve picked my over aged players for 2016 Olympics – Siasia

    Head coach of the U-23 national team, Samson Siasia says he has made his choice on the three over aged players to include in his team for the Rio Olympics.

    The tactician who saw his team zoned against Sweden, Japan and Colombia in Group B insists he will announce their names at the appropriate time while expressing optimism over his side’s chances of progressing to the knock out phase. “ I already have in mind the three over aged players that […]