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Siasia denies intention to call up Mikel, Musa for Rio Olympics

23 December 2015, 09:35

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.

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