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Saturday, 23 April 2016

Samson Siasia reportedly picks Mikel Obi, Ighalo and Ahmed Musa as over aged players for Rio Olympics

Olympics football team coach Samson Siasia has reportedly picked Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa as the three over aged players to occupy the 3 over aged players slot ahead of the 2016 Rio Olympics. These are the only over-aged players on the 60-man provisional squad for the summer games according to AfricanFootball. Read the full report after the cut...



'Samson Siasia plans to take to the Rio Olympics in August – Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi, Watford striker Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow. These are the only over-aged players on the 60-man provisional squad for the summer games, we have exclusively gathered.' 'This means the Olympics dreams of Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi have been dashed.'

'The Olympics allows for three players who are beyond the eligible age of 23 to feature. Siasia himself reasoned Mikel, 28, is keen on playing at Rio after he missed out on Beijing Olympics in 2008. The coach has not hidden his admiration for 26-year-old Ighalo, who he made captain for the 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup in Egypt.

'He has also praised the striker’s form in front of goal even though he has struggled to score in recent weeks now for club and country.' Ahmed Musa though was a surprise choice after Siasia stripped him of the Super Eagles captaincy in March.

'The CSKA Moscow flying winger looks set to quit the Russian club in the summer with the English Premier League a likely destination. 'He has played at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2013 AFCON as well as the 2011 U20 World Cup.'

35 comments:

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Noted

Unknown said...

Mikel should try and up his game! Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Mikel again?? Let him try others nau...... Am smelling awfull outting aleady.. Wishing them all the best though











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Unknown said...

Good maybe.

Unknown said...

Good maybe.

Unknown said...

Good for them

Unknown said...

Just hope thier age will count well for us...#onMYway...

Unknown said...

I think it's a good pick. Onazi is good but unfortunately he didn't make the cut. Favour and grace plays a part here. Cos all are skillful!

Unknown said...

I can't complain. What better choices would have been made? I dunno. I just sincerely hope they surprise us.

Unknown said...

Good for him

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm


Hope its a right choices?

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Anonymous said...

Hmmmm


Hope its a right choices?

Meenah_wakil on instagram

Unknown said...

Just come back with the cup. More Instagram followers for you

Unknown said...

Okay

Unknown said...

That's a good pick
Signed
#LibBadBoy

Unknown said...

Hmmmm ok

Unknown said...

Good

Unknown said...

Not a surprise joor

Unknown said...

Nice one





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Unknown said...

Okay

Unknown said...

Carry only the three go nah! uderaged in brain man! mtcheeeeew!

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Good!

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NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Wat does dis imply?


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Hmmm

Dan said...

Lovely

Unknown said...

That's a good thing yeah?

PrettyChi said...

Ok

Unknown said...

Gd 4 dem
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Unknown said...

Whatever rocks his boat. So long as they bring the cup. #Shikina

Unknown said...

Whatever rocks his boat. So long as they bring the cup. #Shikina

Unknown said...

I think is ok

Anonymous said...

Ahmed Musa does not have a footballing sense, unfortunately the only club he can play for is the Nigerian national team. Instead of Musa , why not Moses?#Musawasteofspace.

Akeem Rotimi said...

Why didn't Siasia think of a Victor Moses?

Unknown said...

okay

Unknown said...

Nice choice

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