Lagos - Dream Team coach Samson Siasia, has played down
reports that claimed he intends to include Super Eagles star John Obi Mikel,
Ahmed Musa and Odion Ighalo in his roster for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Per tournament rules, three overage players will be allowed
to feature in Rio de Janeiro but the former Nantes striker has stressed that he
has not made up his mind about the players to invite.
Also read: Siasia yet to decide on Olympics team
''Right now am away from the country, resting with my family
and have not discussed my list with anybody,'' Siasia told Brila FM. ''Yes
those players are good and we’ll need the best over-age we can invite but I
have not called Musa, Odion Ighalo or Mikel.
''When I return to the country then we’ll start out planning
for the Olympic Games, but for now there’s nothing on ground.''
A representative of John Obi Mikel has informed news24 that
the Chelsea midfielder is not interested in playing for the Dream Team at the Olympic
Games due to commitment with his European team.
Samson Siasia is currently holidaying in the United States
after leading the Nigeria under 23s to their first Africa U-23 Cup of Nations
title earlier in December.For
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