• Mikel, Ighalo, Iheanacho and Iwobi make 35-man Nigeria Olympic squad

    Mikel, Ighalo, Iheanacho and Iwobi make 35-man Nigeria Olympic squad

    Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel and Watford striker Odion Ighalo have been named in the 35-man Nigeria Olympic squad that will take part in final training in the United States next month.

    The Nigeria Football Federation released the list sent in by coach Samson Siasia ending speculation about the identity of the over-23 players in the team as allowed by Fifa.

    Defender Godfrey Oboabona and goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi are the other over-age players that will compete for three slots in the team.

    Despite […]

  • Siasia drops Osimhen from Olympics squad

    Siasia drops Osimhen from Olympics squad

    Head coach of Nigeria’s U-23 team, Samson Siasia, has dropped Victor Osimhen from the 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Olympics.

    The 17-year-old who is set to sign professional terms with Wolfsburg, has been left out so he can focus on the upcoming CAF U-20 AFCON qualifiers against Sudan in July.

    Siasia’s decision has been taken, so he does not have to confront Flying Eagles coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, who is banking on the striker for the matches.

    Osimhen was a last-minute replacement for […]