Lagos - Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins has expressed
his desire to play for Nigeria at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The Seattle Sounders forward wants to be selected as one of
the three over-aged players in the Nigerian squad.
Nigeria Under-23 coach Samson Siasia is yet to name his
Olympic squad nor invite any player outside the age bracket for the Olympics
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"I love my country and I always want to play for my
country anytime, if Siasia calls me to represent Nigeria at the Games in Brazil
why not, am always free to be part of the team, Siasia is a fantastic coach
leading the Dream Team to winning ways in Senegal, so its every players dream
to be part of the Olympic," Martins said.
The former Newcastle player, who was recently recalled to
the Super Eagles team after almost two years, scored 15 goals in the out gone
season for Major League Soccer outfit Seattle Sounders.
He also backs Sunday Oliseh to succeed as Nigerian senior
national team gaffer, as the Super Eagles face Egypt in March in a Nations Cup
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